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SBSA, LLC, A Charles Taylor Company’s CEO, Edward Fronapfel will be speaking at the Half Moon Education Inc. live interactive webinar today. On the agenda is a discussion of the International Residential Code’s adoption and enforcement in the state of Colorado and code requirements for the building shell, including foundations, floors, walls, ceiling, and roofs. This webinar offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects in all states.

On the agenda today:

Development and Enforcement of International Residential Code

History of the International Residential Code (IRC)
Adoption and enforcement of International Residential Code
Recent and anticipated Code amendments
Future of the Code

Building Planning and Shell Construction (Chapters 2-10)

Definitions
Alternative provisions and design criteria
Wind effects and protection of openings
Seismic provisions
Story height and live loads
Snow loads
Fire-resistant construction and exterior walls
Dwelling unit separations and garage separation
Ceiling heights
Glazing
Garages and carports
Ingress, egress and stairways
Fire and carbon monoxide safety and detection
Foam plastic
Wood and wood-based products
Accessibility
Floods, storms and drainage
Soils and foundations
Framing and fastening
Walls and wall covering
Roof/ceiling construction
Roof assemblies
Fireplaces and chimneys

Energy Efficiency (Chapter 11)Compliance

Building thermal envelope
Climate classifications
Permanent energy certificateInsulation and fenestration
Building systems
Lighting

Mechanical, Fuel, Plumbing and Electrical Systems

Appliance installation and exhaust systems
Ventilation
Hydronic systems
Fuel gas systems and appliances
Plumbing fixtures
Drains
Backflow preventers, venting, sumps and ejectors
Fire sprinkler systems
Electrical system grounding
Intersystem bonding termination
Overcurrent devices
Electrical outlets
Luminaires
Pools, spas and hot tubs

Mr. Fronapfel holds a bachelor of science degree in Civil Engineering and a master of science degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in forensic and structural engineering. He is a board-certified building inspection engineer through the National Academy of Building Inspection Engineers and a fellow member of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers. In addition, Mr. Fronapfel is a level 2 thermographer and a level 2 post-tension examiner. He is certified by the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors and is a third party Exterior Design Institute inspector. He teaches as an adjunct professor at the University of Denver in the Burn’s School of Real Estate and Construction Management. Courses include Estimating, Project Management, and Control, Sustainability in Construction, Residential Construction Systems and Environmental Systems, and MEP. His work experience encompasses geohydraulic engineering, hydraulics, hydrology, civil and structural engineering for new development, warranty work, property claim support, repair, and rehabilitation design. Mr. Fronapfel’s building science work includes interior ventilation control; HVAC sizing verifications and analysis; and moisture management systems for attics, crawlspaces, and basements for residential and commercial structures. He has additional background in masonry, stucco, EIFS, and many components used for cladding buildings from foundation systems to roofing systems. Mr. Fronapfel’s experience includes over 450 deposition testimonies and over 55 trial testimonies, as well as hundreds of mediations, and arbitrations. He is a registered engineer in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming. Mr. Fronapfel holds active memberships in many professional organizations including RCI, AIA, NSPE, CABO, RESNET, and others. He is a published writer in The Journal of RCIThe Forensic Engineering Task ForceThe Investigative EngineerThe I-ENG-A ReportColorado Claims GuideBuilding Integration SolutionsConstruction Accounting and Taxation, and The Journal of Forensic Engineering.