Fri, May 13|
CEU: Code Class May '22 - Application of the Existing Building Code of NYS (EBCNYS)
Join Laura Cooney, AIA for an overview of the 2020 Existing Building Code of NYS (EBCNYS) utilizing two project examples, for recipients to better understand how to use the Existing Building Code & the main code provisions that can affect design and trigger compliance with the Building Code of NYS.
Time & Location
May 13, 2022, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM
About the Event
Application of the 2020 Existing Building Code of NYS Approved for 4.5 HSW/LU
May 13, 2022
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (includes half hour lunch break)
An overview of the 2020 Existing Building Code of NYS (EBCNYS) utilizing two project examples, for recipients to better understand how to use the Existing Building Code and the main code provisions that can affect design and trigger compliance with the Building Code of NYS, as follows:
- Review 2020 EBCNYS scope and format
- Cover general accessibility, structural, and fire protection requirements from EBCNYS Chapter 3 (provide graphic examples of upgrades required)
- Review main Alterations-Level 1, -Level 2, and -Level 3 provisions and how they progressively become more restrictive and/or trigger compliance with new construction requirements for means of egress, accessibility, and engineering systems
- Comprehensively review Chapter 10 – Change of Occupancy for means of egress, accessibility, fire separations, fire protection systems, building height/are, and fire distance separation, specifically for urban mixed use (residential and commercial) buildings
- Review Historic Buildings Chapter 12, including different applications and flexibility within the provisions
- Walk through project examples and the EBCNYS provisions, to show how they apply and what would be triggered, based on the scope of work
1. Understand the 2020 Existing Building Code of NYS (EBCNYS) format and the general provisions.
2. Know the main means of egress, accessibility, and engineering systems relative to Alterations and how they apply to projects, via examples.
3. Understand the Change of Occupancy provisions for means of egress, accessibility, fire separations. fire protection systems, building height/are, and fire distance separation, to apply to projects.
4. Comprehend the special differences for Historic Buildings and the flexibility allowed to maintain the contributing elements.
- AIA Members: $75
- Non-Members: $100
Laura M. Cooney, AIA, has almost 30 years of combined experience in architecture, management, code consulting, and code training. Her architectural experience consists mainly of health care, governmental, and commercial facilities. While she still practices architecture, her main focus has been building codes for the past 18 years.
She has just started providing code training presentations on her own again. As in the past 18 years, Laura has successfully designed and presented many programs covering code training for the transition to new code editions in NYS, overview courses, and more detailed or custom courses. The presentations are geared toward design professionals and AIA chapters around the state, but facility personnel, contractors, and owners also benefit from the information provided.
Laura is a NYS Certified Code Enforcement Officer, as well. When not giving training programs she works at Bergmann/CED as a Sr. Technical Discipline Lead for the NE Architecture group, providing internal code compliance reviews, support, and mentorship to staff, providing code compliance analysis and assistance to clients, and she also provides code compliance reviews to other design professionals.