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How To Think About Building Codes: 5-Session Series with AIA Credit

Join Christopher Chwedyk, AIA, CSI, NCARB - Director of The Code Group at Burnham, for a monthly series running through the rest of 2023. Classes will be held monthly and virtually and are applicable for one Continuing Education Credit. 

See what's covered: Building Code Series Syllabus (3-page Outline)

Credit: Each of the five courses will count toward one AIA Continuing Education Credit. Take one course or all five!

Cost: Depending on your AIA membership, each course is $10-$20. 

*All sessions are at 12:00 PM CDT, for one hour. 

  • Code Basics: Aug. 24 (Thursday) Thanks for Attending!
  • Code Concepts September 28 (Thursday) Register Here
  • Codes & Standards Integration: October 26 (Thursday) Register Here
  • Building Code Integration: November 30 (Thursday) Register Here
  • Communicating with the Code Offical: December 14 (Thursday) Register Here


Lorman® Education Webinar: Building Code Compliance 

When: October 4, 12-1:05 PM, CDT.

Presented by: Christopher Chwedyk, AIA, CSI, NCARB

Cost: $149. Agenda

Credits: Qualifies for a variety of professional learning credits; mostly 1 Learning Unit.

On-Demand? Yes. a Recording will be available as an on-demand class following the webinar; same price.

Description: Burnham's Code Group Director, Christopher Chwedyk, will be leading a Lorman Education Webinar on understanding the responsibilities regarding code compliance and how to incorporate the requirements into project specifications

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the CSI MasterFormat structure.
  • Describe the pitfalls of using Guide Specifications.
  • Explain where to place standards information on the documents.
  • Identify the latest approaches for applying alternative products, materials and methods of construction.



HalfMoon Multi-Family Residential Key Accessibility Components: Fair Housing and IBC/ICC A117.1 2009

When: Wednesday, October 11, 2023 9:00 – 11:00 am CDT

Presented by: Leah Riley

Cost: $109

Credit: Qualifies for a variety of professional learning credits; mostly 2 Learning Units.

On-Demand?: Yes. A recording will be available as an on-demand class following the webinar; for $119.

Agenda and Learning Objectives:

  • Explore and understand applicable building code requirements for multi-family residential new construction projects including applicable referenced standards
  • Obtain insight on differences if a project is government and/or privately funded
  • Identify accessible route and common area basics from site to entrance, parking, amenity for residents, and the leased areas such as retail, offices, and other facilities
  • Gain awareness of the variations between Type A and Type B Dwelling Units including critical requirements for bathrooms and kitchens
  • Recall best practices to follow during construction to avoid issues during final walk through


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