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Common Structural Issues Observed in Plan Check

by Jay Elbettar, P.E., C.B.O., LEED AP, CASp, CSP

April 30, 2024; 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time

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ICC Preferred Provider #1467
ICC Preferred Provider Course Number: 31820

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Seminar Description

This webinar will cover common structural challenges faced during plan review. Issues related to coordination between various design professionals, plan revisions required midway through the approval process that may impact the structural systems, Incomplete design considerations design consideration and or improper use of building material or components. The webinar will include discussion on the impact on the structural system when there is a change of use and occupancy and when alterations are proposed to an existing building.
The views and opinions expressed in this seminar are those of the speaker(s) and do not necessarily reflect those held by S. K. Ghosh Associates LLC.

Speaker Bio

Formerly Jay was the Southern California Building Safety Regional Manager for Interwest Consulting Group. Previously Jay was a regional Director at Charles Abbott Associates and Building Official for the City of Mission Viejo, California; Prior to that he was the Building Department Director for the City of Newport Beach, and the Building Official for the City of Glendale. He served as the President of the International Code Council and on the City of Newport Beach Building and Fire Board of Appeals. Jay was a past president of California Building Officials Association and the Orange Empire Chapter and served on the State of California Hospital Safety Board Safety Board and was a former Vice Chair of the Seismic Safety Commission. He was honored to be the recipient of the 2010 Gerald H. Jones Code Official of the year award from the International Code Council. And he received many honors and awards form industry organizations. Jay is a licensed Civil Engineer in California, Georgia, Texas, Colorado, Tennessee, Nevada and Florida, a LEED Accredited Professional, an ICC certified Building Official, Plans Examiner, Commercial Building Inspector, CALGreen Plans Examiner and Building Inspector and a Certified Access Specialist (CASp). Jay have hands-on experience with building design and construction and an expert in Disabled Access and Building Codes. He is an ICC and CALBO instructor and taught code classes such as well as courses designed to help engineers prepare for licensing exams. He was an adjunct faculty at Coastline Community College.

Registration Information

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* Registration on or before April 28, 2024

Please note a single registration allows you to have one connection. However, a number of people can view and listen to the seminar using one connection by using an LCD projector (or a large computer monitor) and good computer speakers or a speaker phone.

All attendees, irrespective of the number of registered connections, can earn 0.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or 2.0 professional development hours (PDHs). CEU/PDH certificates are provided free of charge.

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  • A $15 fee will apply if the seminar registrant wishes to revise the web seminar registration (e.g. switch from one web seminar to another).
  • Refunds are limited to 80 percent of fee and must be applied for in writing WITHIN THIRTY DAYS after the scheduled seminar.
  • We are a registered provider for continuing education in the State of Florida (Provider # 4732), the State of New York (Provider # 99), the State of New Jersey (Provider # 24GP00014200), the State of Maryland, and for the Structural Engineers Certification Board (SECB) of the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA).