Events + Trainings


10/08/2019: 703 Fire-resistance Ratings and Fire Tests and 712 Horizontal Assemblies

National Capital Region Building Code Academy will be offering a 2 hour training event associated with the Underwriters Laboratory (UL) requirements. The class will cover 703 Fire-resistance Ratings and Fire Tests and 712 Horizontal Assemblies. There are three basic types of combustible floors common in residential construction. Participants will learn that the protection requirements for the three are different.

Note: This class issues 2 Contact Hours through International Code Council. Participation in the entire duration of the class is required to obtain a certificate of completion. Please allow sufficient time to pass through security in our main lobby.

Event Details:

  • Date: Wednesday, September 25th, 2019
  • Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Location: 1100 4th Street, SW, Room E200, Washington, D.C. 20024
  • Register Here

If you have any questions, please e-mail Leslie Camacho at Leslie.Camacho@dc.gov.


09/25/2019: 2015 Flood Provisions in the International Codes

The NCRBCA in partnership with the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) and FEMA Region III will host the 2015 Flood Provisions in the International Codes.

Training will include the following:

  • Implementation of Post-Disaster Recommendations
  • Significant Changes in ASCE 24-14
  • Significant Changes in ICC 500
  • Coordination Building Codes and Floodplain Management Regulations
  • Substantial Damage Estimator
  • Building Science Helplines and FEMA Resources

Note: This class issues 3 Contact Hours through International Code Council. Participation in the entire duration of the class is required to obtain a certificate of completion. Please allow sufficient time to pass through security in our main lobby.

Event Details:

  • Date: Wednesday, September 25th, 2019
  • Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Location: 1100 4th Street, SW, Room E200, Washington, D.C. 20024
  • Register Here

If you have any questions, please e-mail Leslie Camacho at Leslie.Camacho@dc.gov.


09/10/2019: 2015 IBC Performing Structural Plan Reviews

This seminar helps participants to perform a structural plan review in compliance with the 2015 International Building Code® (IBC®). Topics that mirror the plan review record are included, and additional topics applicable to most construction projects are covered.
The following publication is required to ensure success in this course:

  • 2015 International Building Code®–Mandatory book, Plans and Plan Review Record

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the purpose of performing a structural plan review.
  • Verify that structural loads are in compliance with code requirements.
  • Perform a structural plan review.
  • Verify that foundation system design is in compliance with code requirements.
  • Verify that structural components and materials are in compliance with code requirements.
  • Event Details:
    • Date: Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
    • Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    • Location: 1100 4th Street, SW, Room E200, Washington, D.C. 20024
    • Registration: DCRA Employees Only; Non-Members and DCCOA Members have to purchase a ticket then, an e-mail will be sent with a further details. 
    • Cost: Payments are accepted here.

* Please Note: Further instructions to secure your seat will be sent via e-mail from Ashley Delgado at Ashley.Delgado@dc.gov. 

  • Cost for Members prior to August 1, 2019 – $30.00
  • Cost for non-members includes 1 year membership , class, and kit – $100.00

If you have any questions, please e-mail Ashley Delgado at Ashley.Delgado@dc.gov.


08/07/2019: How to Submit Erosion and Sediment Control Plans for Review

The National Capital Region Building Code Academy (NCRBCA) in partnership with DOEE will be providing a 1.5 hour training event on August 7, 2019 regarding Erosion and Sediment Control.

DOEE training at DCRA, focused on the process for submitting plans for minor construction projects for DOEE review.

In the District of Columbia, an Erosion and Sediment Control Plan is required as part of the building permit process for construction and redevelopment projects that clear, grade, or in any way disturb the earth’s surface. This training focuses on using the District Department of Energy and Environment’s Stormwater Database to submit Erosion and Sediment Control Plans for review. It should be attended by designers, engineers and contractors who anticipate submitting residential and small commercial projects that involve between 50 and 5,000 square feet of land disturbance.

Please visit doee.dc.gov/esc to learn more about Erosion and Sediment Control requirements.

Note: Participation in the entire duration of the class is required to obtain a certificate of completion. Please allow sufficient time to pass through security in our main lobby.

  • Event Details:
    • Date: Wednesday, August 7th, 2019
    • Time: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
    • Location: 1100 4th Street, SW, Room E200, Washington, D.C. 20024
    • Register Here

If you have any questions, please e-mail Leslie Camacho at Leslie.Camacho@dc.gov.


07/18/2019: Single Packaged Vertical Units or SPVU’s

The National Capital Region Building Code Academy (NCRBCA) in partnership with Allied Air Enterprises | Mid-Atlantic Region will be providing a 1 hour training event on July 18, 2019 regarding Single Packaged Vertical Units or SPVU’s.

This course will illustrate the advantages of Single Packaged Vertical Units or SPVU’s, and how they provide a better solution for such developments. Architects who use SPVU’s can provide lifetime building design control, space preservation, increase safety among its users, and financial advantages to the complex owners. This course is designed to assist, identify, apply, and encourage the use of SPVU’s in multifamily design.

Course Objectives:
• Application of SPVU in multi-family designs
• Identify cost and space savings using SPVU compared to conventional split systems
• Become well-versed on safety & health aspects of using SPVU’s
• Fully understand how SPVU achieves lifetime aesthetics of multi-family developments

*Note: Participation in the entire duration of the class is required to obtain a certificate of completion. Please allow sufficient time to pass through security in our main lobby.

  • Event Details:
    • Date: Thursday, July 18th, 2019
    • Time: 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
    • Location: 1100 4th Street, SW, Room E200, Washington, D.C. 20024
    • Register Here

If you have any questions, please e-mail Leslie Camacho at Leslie.Camacho@dc.gov.


06/28/2019: Sustainable D.C. 2.0

The National Capital Region Building Code Academy (NCRBCA) will provide a review of the Sustainable DC 2.0 as it applies to DCRA’s Green and Energy Codes.

Training topics will include the following: how to make existing and new buildings more sustainable,improving energy efficiency, increasing renewable energy and modernizing energy infrastructure by integrating the most recent version of the International Green Construction Code (IgCC). (DCRA Sustainable DC 2.0 class curriculum is under review for possible approval of ICC CEUS’s. This advertisement will reflect any updates as they become available.)

To attend this event you must be working in the capacity of one of the following categories: DCRA Plan Reviewer, Combination Construction Inspector, Property Maintenance Inspector, DCRA Third Party Approved Companies, Trade Professionals, or Contractors. Additionally, members of the District of Columbia Code Officials Association (DCCOA) are welcome to attend. (Membership information is located at the bottom of this page).

  • Event Details:
    • Date: Friday, June 28th, 2019
    • Time: 8:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    • Location: 1100 4th Street, SW, Room E200, Washington, D.C. 20024
    • Register Here

If you have any questions, please e-mail Leslie Camacho at Leslie.Camacho@dc.gov.


5/30/2019: Design Advantage – Fire Sprinkler Systems and the International Building Code

This program reviews the 2015 – 2018 International Building Code (IBC) for fire sprinkler requirements and details areas, such as water supply, open corridor protection, Chapter 9, tradeoffs, and other current IBC information on fire sprinkler systems. The program identifies and explains the various types of sprinkler systems and where they are required and used throughout the IBC. Several discussions will arise over the design options which will permit design flexibility in all building types and uses. The seminar will cover relevant sections of the IBC and fire sprinkler installation standards (such as NFPA 13, 13R and 13D) that all code officials, contractors, layout technicians and engineers should know.

Participants will learn how to use the NFSA Fire Sprinkler Guide to quickly identify code requirements and the 125+ trade-ups that fire sprinklers provide.
This program is approved by AIA for 7 LU|HSWs

  • Event Details:
    • Date: Thursday, May 30th, 2019
    • Time: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    • Location: 1100 4th Street, SW, Room E200, Washington, D.C. 20024
    • Register Here

*Note: This program is approved by AIA for 7 LU|HSWs

If you have any questions, please e-mail Leslie Camacho at Leslie.Camacho@dc.gov.


5/22/2019: 2019 Building Safety Month D.C. Reception

Please join us at the International Code Council’s 2019 Building Safety Month reception! This annual event offers a unique opportunity to support building safety, network with peers, and explore how others are responding to and promoting the issues and themes raised during each week of Building Safety Month in May.

  • Event Details:
    • Date: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
    • Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    • Location: LiUNA, 905 16th Street, Northwest, Washington, DC 20006
    • Register Here

If you have any questions, please e-mail Ashley Delgado at Ashley.Delgado@dc.gov.


5/7/2019: McKeon Door Code 50 Seminar 2019

A 5 – hour seminar review of the fundamental principles found in Chapters 3-10 of the International Building Code as they pertain to the use of the 5 walls, openings & opening protectives. There is no cost to attend & attendees will receive 5 AIA HSW or .5 ICC – CEUs.

  • Event Details:
    • Date: Tuesday, May 7th, 2019
    • Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    • Location: Carlyle Crescent , 1940 Duke Street #200, Alexandria, VA 22314
    • Register Here

*Note: Lunch is included!

If you have any questions, please e-mail Leslie Camacho at Leslie.Camacho@dc.gov.


4/18/2019: National Capital Region Building Code Academy (NCRBCA) in partnership with EIFS Industry Members Association – Introduction to Exterior Insulation and Finishing System (EIFS) and Keys for Success

The National Capital Region Building Code Academy (NCRBCA) in partnership with EIFS Industry Members Association will be offering a 2 – hour training event, Introduction to Exterior Insulation and Finishing System (EIFS) and Keys for it Success.

To attend this event you must be working in the capacity of one of the following categories: DCRA Plan Reviewer, Combination Construction Inspector, Property Maintenance Inspector, DCRA Third Party Approved Companies, Trade Professionals, or Contractors. Additionally, members of the District of Columbia Code Officials Association (DCCOA) are welcome to attend. (Membership information is located here).

  • Event Details:
    • Date: Thursday, April 18th, 2019
    • Time: 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    • Location: 1100 4th St SW, 2nd Floor Room 200, Washington, DC 20024

*Note: Please allow sufficient time to pass through security in our main lobby.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Leslie Camacho at Leslie.Camacho@dc.gov.


4/8/2019: Designing and Building in the Developing World

This unique panel presentation focuses on durable, comfortable, and sustainable building enclosures designed and built in developing nations by, in part, volunteers from Washington, DC. Panelists include designers who are members of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) or Engineering Ministries International (EMI)–two non-profit humanitarian organizations that work with local labor and local materials to help create better buildings.

Professionals and volunteers with EWB and EMI will discuss the building design and construction projects all over the world. Projects to be discussed are in Uganda, India, Panama and more. Panelists will share personal stories of their experiences in these locations. They’ll also cover techniques they used in designing the best envelope for the land and climate, material choices, structural design, construction methods, and more. If interested please e-mail Ashley Delgado at Ashley.Delgado@dc.gov.

  • Event Details:
    • Date: Monday, April 8th, 2019
    • Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    • Location: 1100 4th St SW, 2nd Floor Room 200, Washington, DC 20024

*Note: Please allow sufficient time to pass through security in our main lobby.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Ashley Delgado at Ashley.Delgado@dc.gov.


4/4/2019: NFPA 13D – An Overview

The National Capital Region Building Code Academy (NCRBCA) in partnership with National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) will be offering a 2 – hour NFPA 13D – An Overview training event. If interested click on the “register here” link before the 4/2/2019 deadline.

  • Event Details:
    • Date: Thursday, April 4th, 2019
    • Time: 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    • Location: 1100 4th St SW, 2nd Floor Room 200, Washington, DC 20024

*Note: Please allow sufficient time to pass through security in our main lobby.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Leslie Camacho at Leslie.Camacho@dc.gov or Ashley Delgado at Ashley.Delgado@dc.gov.


3/25/2019: March Seminar: Foam Free High Performance Enclosures

On Monday, March 25th, come and learn about available options and best practices in high performance residential systems from one of the leading building science firms in the nation.

Foam Free High Performance Building Enclosures presents a clear and practical guide to achieving the highest levels of resilient, sustainable building, using materials within the enclosure that have a low global warming potential to eliminate the use of foam. The growing performance demands of air control, vapor control, thermal control, health and sustainability are examined. Foam insulation, dominant in today’s high-performance marketplace, is increasingly recognized as hindering many of these building performance goals. Practitioners are therefore wanting and finding new solutions that virtually eliminate foam and provide greater performance. This presentation is a careful look at how to do it.

If interested click on the “register here”.

  • Event Details:
    • Date: Monday, March 25th, 2019
    • Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • Location: Pepco Edison Place Gallery, 702 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20068

*Note: This seminar will cover residential construction only.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Ashley Delgado at Ashley.Delgado@dc.gov.


Reschedule Due to  Inclement Weather: 3/6/2019: The Ins & Outs of M&P

On Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 the National Capital Region Building Code Academy (NCRBCA) will be offering a 2 – hour seminar, The Ins & Outs of Mechanical & Plumbing. If interested click here to register before the 02/18/2019 deadline.

  • Event Details:
    • Date: Wednesday, March 6th, 2019
    • Time: 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    • Location: 1100 4th St SW, 2nd Floor Room 200, Washington, DC 20024

*Note: This class is an ICC Preferred Provider Class, Course No#19079.  Participation in the entire duration of the class is required to obtain a certificate of completion.  Please allow sufficient time to pass through security in our main lobby.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Ashley Delgado at Ashley.Delgado@dc.gov.


02/12/2019: DMV Net-Zero Energy Coalition Kick-Off

This will be an interactive event with the goal of creating a grassroots regional peer-exchange network that promotes and builds capacity for net-zero energy buildings and technologies throughout the greater Washington region. We will develop a vision for education, technical assistance, building capacity, standardization, and regional awareness.

We are in the early stages of this effort so bring your best ideas and tell your networks!

  • Event Details:
    • Date: Wednesday, February 12th, 2019
    • Time: 8:00 am – 10:00 am
    • Location: Nixon Peabody’s office at 799 9th St NW, suite 500, Washington, DC 20001 (Red/Green line – Chinatown/Gallery Place Metro Stop)

If you have any questions, please e-mail Ashley Delgado at Ashley.Delgado@dc.gov.


12/12/2018: HOLIDAY PARTY

You’re invited to an evening of laughter and good cheer at the DCCOA’s Holiday Celebration! This is the first annual Chapter holiday party to commemorate another successful year and appreciation to all the members.

  •  Event Details:
    • Date: Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
    • Time: 5 pm – 6:30 pm
    • Food, drinks, and merry are included.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Ashley Delgado at Ashley.Delgado@dc.gov.