2015 International Code with VA Amendments | Virginia Code Official


6 Credit Hours | Online Text Course | Instructor:  J. MacDowell
Learn to identify requirements set forth by the state of Virginia regarding building codes, recognize and enforce the codes, and monitor and evaluate construction projects to ensure overall compliance with this course.

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VA Code Enforcement Personnel
2015 International Code
with Virginia Amendments

Course Description

The 2015 Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC) contains the building regulations that must be complied with when constructing a new building, structure, or an addition to an existing building became effective Sept, 2018.

The Board of Housing and Community Development bases the technical requirements of the USBC on nationally-accepted model codes and standards. Where practical, the code provisions are stated in terms of a required level of performance to facilitate the prompt acceptance of new building materials and methods of construction. Enforcement of the USBC is the responsibility of the local government’s building inspections department. The USBC contains enforcement procedures that must be used by the enforcing agency.

The following course contains portions of the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC), the 2015 International Building Code (IBC) and the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), including applicable USBC 2015 amendments.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

· Identify the requirements set forth by the state of Virginia regarding building codes, ordinances, and zoning requirements.

· Recognize and enforce the 2015 Building, Residential, and Energy Codes, and understand the process of receiving and investigating complaints.

· Monitor and evaluate construction projects to ensure overall compliance even when there are unique circumstances and variables that may not fall under “normal” protocol..



2015 IRC with Virginia Amendments

Part 1  

1.  Chapter 1 – Scope and Administration
2.  Chapter 2 – Definitions
3.  Chapter 3 – Building Planning

Assessment: 10 questions

Part 2

4.  Chapter 4 Foundations
5.  Chapter 5 – Floors
6.  Chapter 6 – Wall Construction
7.  Chapter  7 – Wall Covering
8.  Chapter 8 – Roof-Ceiling Construction
9.  Chapter 9 – Roof Assemblies
10. Chapter 10 – Chimneys and Fireplaces
11. Chapter 11 – Energy Efficiency

Assessment: 10 questions

2015 IBC with Virginia Amendments  

1.  Chapter 1 – Administration
2.  Chapter 2 – Definitions
3.  Chapter 3 – Use and Occupancy Classification
4.  Chapter 4 – Special Detailed Requirements Based on Use and Occupancy
5.  Chapter 5 – General Building Heights and Areas
6.  Chapter 6 – Types of Construction
7.  Chapter 7 – Fire and Smoke Protection Features
8.  Chapter 8 – Interior Finishes
9.  Chapter 9 – Fire Protection Systems
10. Chapter 10 – Means of Egress
11. Chapter 12 – Interior Environment
12. Chapter 14 – Exterior Walls
13. Chapter 15 – Roof Assemblies and Rooftop Structures
14. Chapter 16 – Structural Design
15. Chapter 18 –  Soils and Foundations
16. Chapter 21 – Masonry
17. Chapter 23 – Wood

Assessment: 15 questions

2015 IECC with Virginia Amendments  

1.  Commercial Scope and General Requirements
a. Sections C101 – C408
2.  Residential Occupancies
a. Sections R401 – R405
3.  Insulation Requirements
4.  Resource and Energy Efficient Building Systems
a. Insulation
b. Duct Design
c. Windows
d. Lighting
e. HVAC    

Assessment: 10 questions

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