Director of Code Services
BRR Architecture 

Eirene has over 25 years of experience in the code industry. Eirene has served most of those years in the public sector as a permit technician, inspector, plans examiner, and building official. She currently serves as the director of code services for BRR Architecture. Along with her Masters of Science in Management from Baker University and Bachelors in Construction Science Management from Kansas State University, Eirene holds over 25 ICC certifications, including certification as a Master Code Professional, Certified Building Official, and Certified Fire Marshal. In addition to her ICC certifications, she also holds a Premier Certificate as a firestop inspector through the International Firestop Council. Eirene is also a certified Fire Service Instructor and has taught at the National Fire Academy. Eirene currently serves on the ICC CBO/CFM Exam Development Committee and as a member of the IBC General Code Development Committee. Eirene has served as president for two local ICC chapters as well as one national ICC chapter.


Thursday, Oct. 4                       
Session 1 | 1:00 – 2:00 pm

The Flexibility Found in the 2015 IEBC

You’ve already chosen to use an existing building for your project and now comes the balancing act of code compliance and great design. The first roadblock is beginning with the 2015 International Building Code (IBC), Chapter 34 for existing construction, which no longer exists. Now, existing buildings will need to either comply with provisions for new construction under the IBC or comply with the IEBC. The IEBC provides more flexibility in the continued use of existing buildings. This course will provide an overview of the IEBC and what compliance methods to utilize and when to utilize them.

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify the application of the prescriptive compliance method provided for in the IEBC.
2. Identify the application of the work area compliance method provided for in the IEBC.
3. Identify the application of the performance compliance method provided for in the IEBC.
4. Apply code requirements to examples in order to be able to apply the code requirements for real-world situations.