April 5: The Existing Building Code , presented by Eric Kronberg (Atlanta) and Rick Wood (U Mass Lowell). 8:30-4, Massabesic Audubon, Auburn.
Renovating existing buildings can be a challenge, and meeting codes is a huge part of it. Whether small alterations to a single tenant space or a complete gut, it is often hard to be sure how much of the work should comply with the provisions of current building codes, and when to use the IEBC, an alternate means of compliance.
In practice, however, some have found that only a small part of the IEBC is useful (especially for historic-designated buildings), the rest for very specific considerations. So then what?
This workshop will give an overview of the IEBC, the three “methods” from which to choose to follow when doing the work, and point out what some see as the more “useful” parts of it.
The sessions will be led by Rick Wood, FLS Risk Services LLC – Code and Training Consultation, and Director Safety and Emergency Planning at UMass Lowell; and Eric Kronberg, a “zoning whisperer” of Kronberg Wall in Atlanta.
AM presentations, optional lunch, PM workshop (“Getting to yes – making the code work for you”). Attend AM only, PM only, or all day. Go here for more info and to register by April 2.