Overview of the International Existing Building Code

The California Office of the State Fire Marshal hosted a webinar on August 29, 2022 to provide an overview of the International Existing Building Code with an emphasis on the work area method presented by Beth Tubbs, PE, FSPE Senior Staff ICC. International Code Council staff members are available to provide expert commentary and analysis on a broad range of building code and safety related topics.

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Beth Tubbs is a senior staff engineer with the International Code Council Codes and Standards Development department. Tubbs joined the Code Council in 1995. She is involved in a variety of different activities including code development and support and participation in various committees both on a national and international level. Tubbs is the secretariat to the International Existing Building Code, the International Fire Code, and the ICC Performance Code. In addition, she is the lead staff member on the Fire Code Action Committee. Tubbs is a PE (Professional Engineer) in Massachusetts and California in fire protection engineering. She is a fellow of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) and a member of the board of directors for the Society of Fire Protection Engineers