2019 ICC Building Officials Training

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2019 ICC Building Officials Training

April 9, 2019 Rapid City, Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn


April 11, 2019 Sioux Falls, Sheraton Sioux Falls & Convention Center

2018 IBC Fire and Smoke Protection Features

This seminar addresses the critical concepts of the 2018 International Building Code® (IBC®) regarding Chapter 7, Fire and Smoke Protection Features. These concepts provide a basis for the analysis and identification of which components require fire-resistance ratings; where the fire-resistance-rated construction is required in building construction; where smoke-resistant construction is mandated; and the use of fire door assemblies, fire window assemblies, penetration firestopping systems, fire dampers and smoke dampers. 2018 IBC Fire and Smoke Protection Features


Douglas W. Thornburg, AIA, CBO, is the Vice-President and Technical Director of Products and Services for the International Code Council (ICC) where he provides administrative and technical leadership for the ICC product development activities. Prior to employment with ICC in 2004, he was in private practice as a code consultant and educator on building codes for nine years. Doug also spent ten years with the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO) where he served as Vice-President/Education.

In his current role, Doug also continues to create and present building code seminars nationally and has developed numerous educational texts and resource materials. He was presented with ICC’s inaugural Educator of the Year Award in 2008, recognizing his outstanding contribution in education and training.

A graduate of Kansas State University and a registered architect, Doug has over 36 years of experience in building code training and administration. He has authored a number of code-related support publications, including the IBC Illustrated Handbook and the Significant Changes to the International Building Code.

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