Wisconsin Commercial Building Code Refresher

See upcoming dates

Course Overview

What is the Wisconsin Commercial Building Code Refresher?

This annual event has been a valuable forum for professionals from many disciplines since its inception. Get current information to understand and use the Wisconsin Commercial Building Code in your work. This conference will be beneficial to architects, engineers, trade professionals, inspectors, and many others who use the Commercial Building Code in their careers.

Stay Current on the Codes

Learn best practices for implementing the Commercial Building Code on your projects! Wisconsin is currently using the 2015 International Building Codes, with amendments. Learn from nationally-recognized International Code Council (ICC) instructors about the 2015 codes, and hear expert advice from Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services staff that will improve your buildings and help make your plan submittal reviews smooth and successful. 

Who Should Attend?

This refresher is designed specifically for people who design, construct, maintain or inspect commercial buildings in Wisconsin. Attendees include:

  • architects
  • planners
  • engineers
  • builders
  • state code officials

Additional Information

Stayed Connected for More Details

Check back later for more details on session topics, speakers, and enrollment options for the next conference, tentatively planned for February 28-March 1, 2022.  The full daily schedule will be posted to the "Outline" section of this page when it's finalized.

Please add your name to the notification list using the button on this page marked "Notify Me of Upcoming Courses". 

Course Outline

Check back later for the conference agenda and topics.


Joy Altwies

Joy Altwies, PhD, PE, LEED AP+, is a Program Director for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Office of Engineering Professional Development (EPD). For over 16 years, Dr. Altwies has developed and taught continuing education courses emphasizing high-performance building design and construction, mechanical system design and operation, energy efficiency, and commissioning. She is also Program Director of the Master of Sustainable Systems Engineering (SSE) degree program and an instructor of two graduate courses in the program.

Prior to joining the University of Wisconsin, Joy worked as a consulting engineer focusing on energy efficiency and environmentally responsible building design and construction. She provided commissioning services for a variety of projects with a strong emphasis on green and sustainable building principles. She also provided LEED assistance and green design opportunity analysis for clients seeking these specialized services in the commercial building market. As a certified home energy rater for the national Energy Star Homes® program, her work also encompassed the residential building market.

Dr. Altwies is an active member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), where she currently serves as Vice Chair and Research Chair for the Building Environmental Impacts and Sustainability technical committee (TC 2.8). She has also served on committees for the U.S. Green Building Council and is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Green Building Alliance.

Joy earned a Doctorate in Environment and Resources through the Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at UW-Madison. Her interdisciplinary research investigated the impact of building energy code policies on technology adoption in the commercial and residential building sectors. She also holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering.

Upcoming dates (0)

Take this course when it’s offered next!

Program Director

Joy Altwies

Contact Us