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On March 31, 2020, Minnesota will transition from the 2012 International Building Code (IBC) to the 2018 IBC. This seminar will assist participants in implementing the transition from the 2012 IBC to the 2018 IBC. It will include relevant changes in the 2015 IBC. This interactive training will focus on the key changes presented in the participant material. Knowledge review questions will provide opportunity for participants to discuss and consider the changes. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to better use the 2018 IBC, allowing them to apply its code requirements to design, plan review, and/or inspection of buildings. 
  2. Identify the key differences between the 2012 IBC, 2015 IBC, and the 2018 IBC. 
  3. Explain the differences between the current and previous editions. 
  4. Apply the code requirements for design, plan review and inspection. 

Date, time, location

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
University of Minnesota Continuing Education & Conference Center
1890 Buford Drive – Room 135
St. Paul, MN  55108
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Minnesota Amendments. A seminar reviewing the Minnesota Amendments to Minnesota Rule 1305 and the 2018 IBC; Amendments to Minnesota Rule 1346 and the 2018 IMC and IFGC; and the Minnesota Accessibility Code is scheduled for one week later on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.


Registration fee includes lunch and program manual
AIA Members $150
NonMembers $225

Continuing education

6.0 HSW LU Hours


Douglas W. Thornburg, AIA, CBO, is currently 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. He was presented with ICC’s inaugural Educator of the Year Award in 2008, recognizing his outstanding contributions 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 variety of code-related support publications, including the IBC Illustrated Handbook and the Significant Changes to the International Building Code


Contact Deanna Christiansen, Continuing Education Director