Chapter 1 : Collabortive Safety Model

The first step in developing our CSM is recognizing the inconsistencies between the ICC model code and the states that adopt their versions or variations of the IBC/IFC model codes. The second issue is that some states have not adopted the ICC model code and they have implemented a plan to authorize state and local authorities to develop a tent and membrane structure permitting process. We begin by discovering or answering the question “What model code will your permit be addressing?”

Chapter 2 : Creating a Flexible Premit

The next segment we begin by creating a tempory permitting process and with the aid of IBC/IFC. We are going to explore the different avenues in creating a working permit that benefits all of the stakeholders in our temporary tent or membrane structure application.

Chapter 3 : Operational Permit Approval

Having established the guidelines for the permits application, we follow the IFC regulation 104.2 Applications and permits. We received the application issue permits for operations and inspected the premises having declared that the application has satisfied the compliance and issue the final step for approvall for an operational permit.

Chapter 4 : Connecting the Dots

The final stages of our permitting process are connecting the dots between the collaborative safety model, reasonable expectation, and the guidelines established by the operational permit.

Jim Erickson

Instructor: Jim is a 25 plus year veteran of the Tent and Special Event Industry. Jim was instrumental in the development of a tent rental inventory and management software program for special event crew leaders, project managers, and sales staff. Jim was the General Manager of Skyway Event Services in St Paul, MN, managing operations, designs and installation of special events for Best Buy, Target, Guthrie Theater, and Irish Fest. Jim became active as the Executive Director of Tent Renters of the Midwest, a regional tent and special event association, and migrated the organization to a national non-profit group referred to as Safety Advocates for Tents and Special Events. He is also currently active in the ICC 2018-21 Fire Code Action Committee.