This class will be a full exploration of the multitude of building uses and mixed uses related to the burgeoning marijuana industry, and how the codes may apply. A further examination of how the industry is reacting and adjusting to the maze of State and local regulations, and becoming efficient will be addressed. This course is conducted in a forum style, with opportunities for the attendees to ask questions, compare notes, and share the solutions discovered.
STEPHEN L. THOMAS, CBO
President, Colorado Code Consulting, LLC
Mr. Thomas has over thirty years of experience in working with building codes including plan reviews, inspections and administration. His firm provides building code consulting services for governmental agencies and architectural firms, as well as educational seminars on building codes. Starting a building code-consulting firm in 1999, he has served as the contract Building Official for local jurisdictions in Colorado. Mr. Thomas has served on several ICBO committees and recently served as the Chairman of the ICC Means of Egress Code Development Committee. He currently serves on the ICC Codes & Standards Committee. He is also the author of the book, Building Code Basics, Based on the 2009 & 2012 IBC, and Building Code Essentials based on the 2015 IBC, all available from ICC. He has presented building code classes for the last 25 years and provides an interesting and engaging look at building codes.