Wisconsin Department of Commerce Newsletter
June 2005
All Can Benefit From Commercial Code Training

Commerce has established a 15-day training session designed to serve as a concentrated introductory course to the Wisconsin Commercial Building Code as well as prepare potential commercial building inspector candidates to take the certification exam. What previously had been an established practice in Madison is now being offered throughout the state.

Following the July 2002 revision to the Wisconsin Commercial Building Code (WCBC), which adopted the International Building Code (IBC), energy (IECC), mechanical (IMC), and fuel gas (IFGC), the Department of Commerce focused on a number of training initiatives targeted to meet the needs of all individuals affected by the change. Designers, building owners, facility managers as well as fire and building officials are the focus of these sessions. Having completed over a year of training that focused on individuals presently involved with using the WCBC, the department recognized the need to establish the general introductory curriculum.

The course is structured to meet one day a week for a full day and run fifteen consecutive weeks. The location of the course is based on a regional need that at the present time has been lead by area municipalities. The next session is scheduled to begin on June 7 and will be held at the Fitchburg city hall building. Following the summer offering a fall session will be held in the City of Milwaukee beginning September 6.

To register for either of these classes or to schedule classes in your area please check the Commerce Safety & Buildings website or contact Henry Kosarzycki at 608-212-0138 or by email at hkosarzycki@commerce.state.wi.us. Additional classes can be added to the current schedule as well as future training sessions in 2006.

-- Henry Kosarzycki

The newsletter is issued electronically every other month.

Please send comments or questions to Barbro McGinn, editor.

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