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Podium Building Construction using the International Building Code

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The seminar will provide an in-depth review of the special provisions for podium building construction in Chapter 5 of the IBC. The podium construction concept can be applied during design as a useful alternative to the traditional height and area limitations of the code. The seminar will identify design and planning scenarios where the podium construction method can be applied to expand the traditional allowable height of a building which allows greater real estate available for purchase or rent. The seminar will evaluate multiple occupancy types as well as mixed use facilities. It will also illustrate the benefits of upcoming code changes that will allow even greater flexibility and building heights using the podium concept.

Presenter
Mariah Seaboldt, PE - Code Consultant, AKF
Jay Ierardi, PE, Ph. D - Partner, AKF

1.5 LU/HSW AIA credits are available.

This session is part of the BSA Summer CE Workshop series, which provides opportunities to earn HSW credits before the state licensing deadline on August 31. Stay up to date on industry issues with these professional workshops, offered Monday, August 19 and Friday, August 23, 2019. BSA members save 50 percent and have their credits reported on their AIA transcript.

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