Government Affairs Event and CEU: 2015 IBC Chapter 8 Interior Finishes and Foam Plastics


3 CEU:  2015 IBC Interior Finishes and Foam Plastics- Presented by Roger Axel


Focused primarily on Chapter 8, this seminar addresses the allowances and limitations of various finish materials of floors, walls and ceilings. In addition, the provisions dealing with the use of foam plastic insulation are examined in detail. The discussion includes the review of a number of test standards applicable to various finish conditions.


8:30  AM                              Registration, Continental Breakfast and Welcome

9:00 – 10:30                        CEU

10:30 – 10:45                      Break

10:45 – 12:15                      CEU

12:15 – 1:15                        Lunch, information and update from our Wisconsin lobbyists Buddy Julius and Ryan Murray

Specific topics include:

  • Test standards applicable to interior finish materials
  • Wall and ceiling finishes
  • Textile wall and ceiling coverings
  • Direct, set-out and furred construction methods
  • Floor finishes
  • Decorative materials and trim
  • Foam plastics defined

Course Objectives:

  • List the hazards associated with interior finishes, decorative materials and trims.
  • Explain the differences in terminology
  • List the various options for providing increased flame resistance
  • Identify appropriate tests used to determine the safety of interior finishes
  • List the proper steps for determining code compliance during plan review and on-site inspections.
  • List the limitations of determining code compliance during plan review and on-site inspections.



Building Official, City of New Hope, Minnesota; 35 years combined construction and inspection experience including single and multi-family residential, educational, industrial, business and mercantile occupancies including the Mall of America; Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Education, University of Minnesota; Associate in Applied Science Degree in Building Inspection Technology, Inver Hills Community College; State of Minnesota Certified Building Official; Multiple International Code Council Certifications; ICC instructor; instructor for Housing and Building Inspection Institute at UW-Madison College of Engineering; instructor for MN Licensed Residential Contractor continuing education seminars; past Chairman, and current Executive Officer of the Association of MN Building Officials; active member of the Association of MN Building Officials, the 10,000 Lakes Chapter, MN Building Permit Technicians and the Upper Great Plains Region III Chapters of the International Code Council.

Date and Time

8:30 AM – 1:15 PM


Spark Dreambank, Madison
821 East Washington Avenue
Madison, WI 53703



Non-Member: $125
Member: $95