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The Southwest Washington Chapter of the International Code Council is dedicated to promoting education, training, knowledge and the sharing of information relating to the administration and application of building codes and related specialty codes in the greater Southwest Washington Region. SWW Chapter ICC serves jurisdictional members, affiliates, designers, architects, engineers and the construction industry at large. The SWW Chapter of ICC Annual Fall Seminar held each year features course offerings on the latest code changes and other relevant topics including green construction and sustainability. An active Chapter Education Committee provides continual and ongoing support to the education mission. Training opportunities offered during the year include special inspection certification training classes, code updates and other timely topics. The Chapter Technical Advisory Committee (TAG) meets monthly to devise, edit, discuss and approve illustrative code construction details for the promotion of code enforcement uniformity and consistency throughout the region (see “Details” page)

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  • Mar 12, 2024, 8:00 AM – Mar 14, 2024, 4:30 PM
    Battle Ground, 912 E Main St, Battle Ground, WA 98604, USA
    March 12th -14th, 2024 Battle Ground Community Center 912 East Main Street Battle Ground WA
  • Mar 23, 2024, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
    Portland, 4222 NE 158th Ave, Portland, OR 97230, USA
    Will emphasis on Special Inspection Programs, duties and responsibilities of Special Inspections. Agency and inspector certifications & requirements, scope of work, report writing and documentations. A review of new Special Inspection categories
  • Apr 27, 2024, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
    Portland, 4222 NE 158th Ave, Portland, OR 97230, USA
    Review new code provisions of the 2021 IBC Ch 17, & other appropriate IBC sections other applicable texts. Proper equipment necessary to install fasteners, concealed connections, theory and practical inspect practices for Mass Timber High rise construction will be reviewed. Complex plan reading.
  • May 18, 2024, 8:00 AM – 8:05 AM
    Portland, 4222 NE 158th Ave, Portland, OR 97230, USA
    This class has been developed to provide inspectors with a detailed review of inspection provisions for both On-Site Inspection of Installed Fire Stops in accordance with ASTM E2174, & On-Site Inspection of Installed Fire Resistive Joint Systems and Perimeter Fire Barriers in accordance ASTM E2393.
  • Jun 22, 2024, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
    Portland, 4222 NE 158th Ave, Portland, OR 97230, USA
    Review IBC 2021 Ch 17 & 22 & AISI S240- S400. Appropriate ASTM Standards, including SSMA Product Technical Info from the Steel Stud Manufacturers. There will be an introduction to metal framing techniques. Structural Plan reading skills & practice quizzes. with new light gage welding inspection
  • Sep 28, 2024, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
    Pacific NW Carpenters Inst., 4222 NE 158th Ave, Portland, OR 97230, USA
    Topic includes the duties & responsibilities of special inspectors. A detailed review of the technical requirements of the adhesive (chemical) & expansion (mechanical). Included in this course will be a review of anchor types w? installation procedures in concrete applications.
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