Region II

Counties: Berks, Carbon, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, Pike, Schuykill, Wayne

Quarterly Executive Board Meetings are held at the Denny's Restaurant located at 1871 Catasauqua Road, Allentown, PA unless indicated otherwise. All members are welcome to attend. If you need more information, kindly contact Brian Geist by email. We look forward to seeing you at our meetings.

Check back frequently for updated information.

 

 

 

 

July 25, 2018

Connector Basics 101

Understand testing and product design loads in accordance with ICC-ES AC13 and ASTM D1761, .Listed product capacities is in accordance with NDS®. Construction Load and Wind/Seismic Duration factors that apply to wood design and specifically connections Selecting appropriate load carrying devices simplifies making such connections. Highlight sections of the IRC that discuss the use of connectors. Evaluate the applications and provide common structural connector solutions

Objectives:

1. Understand testing and product design loads in accordance with ICC-ES AC13 and ASTM D1761, all final testing is conducted by a third-party IAS accredited testing laboratory.

2. Listed product capacities are in accordance with NDS®, and have appropriate Load Durations Factors (LDF) for Live Load, Roof Snow, Construction Load and Wind/Seismic loading. Duration factors apply to wood design and specifically connections

3. Forces applied perpendicular to level ground surface. Dead Loads – Non movable loads (Building Material Weight), Live Loads – Building Contents and occupant loads, gravity load carrying capacity must not be compromised. Selecting appropriate load carrying devices simplifies making such connections.

4. Highlight sections of the IRC that discuss the use of connectors. IRC contains provisions which specify connectors in certain applications. Evaluate the applications and provide common structural connector solutions.

 

Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Time: REGISTRATION - 9:30am-10:00am

          SEMINAR - 10:00am-11:30am (1.0 CEUs)

          LUNCH - 12:00pm (included)

Location: Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, 1050 Iron Pigs Way, Allentown, PA 18109

Cost: $45/member or $55/non-member

Register: DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM and email to mmiller@forkstownship.org 

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June 14, 2018

Solar Photovoltaic Systems

This program will provide an overview of residential solar PV panels and systems. Some issues that will be reviewed are: are there any zoning considerations?; design parameters; loading conditions – live, dead, wind, snow and uplift; connection issues and attachments to rafters and trusses; code compliance issues based on 2015 codes; connection to the grid; disconnects; inverters and other system features and regulatory concerns.

Objectives:

- To review potential zoning and land use regulations applicable to solar PV panels and systems.

- To evaluate how public electric utilities regulate and control residential PV systems that want to connect to the grid in order to sell electricity to the utilities.

- To examine the fundamental components of a residential PV system.

- To consider building code provisions that impact solar PV panel installations, including loading, uplift and truss modifications.

- Based on the 2015 codes to be adopted in PA on 10/1/18, review the most critical electrical code requirements from the IRC electrical provisions and the NEC.

 

Date: Thursday, June 14, 2018

Time: REGISTRATION - 7:30am-8:00am

          SEMINAR - 8:00am-11:30am (3.5 CEUs)

          LUNCH - 12:00pm (included)

Location: Kistler O'Brien Corporate Building, 2210 City Line Ave, Bethlehem, PA 18017

Cost: $45/member or $55/non-member

Register: DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM and email to mmiller@forkstownship.org 

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April 12, 2018

Generac Power Systems Installation & Code Issues

This seminar will cover Generac power system installation and code issues.

 

Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018

Time: REGISTRATION - 7:30am-8:00am

          SEMINAR - 8:00am-11:30am (3.5 CEUs)

          LUNCH - 12:00pm (included)

Location: Kistler O'Brien Corporate Building, 2210 City Line Ave, Bethlehem, PA 18017

Cost: $45/member or $55/non-member

Register: DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM and email to mmiller@forkstownship.org 

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February 22, 2018

Pre-Engineered Dry Chemical Fire Suppression Systems

This seminar will cover pre-engineered dry chemical fire suppression systems and their applicable codes & standards.

Course Objectives will include:

  • UL Listing & Testing
  • NFPA17
  • Other Relative Codes & Standards
  • Pre-engineered System Designs
  • Plan Reviews
  • Installation
  • Commissioning and Acceptance Testing
  • Maintenance
  • Questions

 

Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018

Time: REGISTRATION - 7:30am-8:00am

          SEMINAR - 8:00am-11:30am (3.5 CEUs)

          LUNCH - 12:00pm (included)

Location: Kistler O'Brien Corporate Building, 2210 City Line Ave, Bethlehem, PA 18017

Cost: $45/member or $55/non-member

Register: DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM and email to mmiller@forkstownship.org 

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Please note: Information is posted as it becomes available. Dates, locations and times are subject to change.

Use the links on the right to contact Region Two leadership.

 

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For State Board of Directors meetings information, refer to the appropriate Calendar Page.

This program will provide an overview of residential solar PV panels and systems.  Some issues that will be reviewed are:  are there any zoning considerations?; design parameters; loading conditions – live, dead, wind, snow and uplift; connection issues and attachments to rafters and trusses; code compliance issues based on 2015 codes; connection to the grid; disconnects; inverters and other system features and regulatory concerns.

Objectives:

To review potential zoning and land use regulations applicable to solar PV panels and systems.

To evaluate how public electric utilities regulate and control residential PV systems that want to connect to the grid in order to sell electricity to the utilities.

To examine the fundamental components of a residential PV system.

To consider building code provisions that impact solar PV panel installations, including loading, uplift and truss modifications.

Based on the 2015 codes to be adopted 10/1/18, review the most critical electrical code requirements from the IRC electrical provisions and the NEC.