Tiny Houses: From Permits to Code Requirements, What Builders Need to Know (AIA)


Your purchase includes unlimited personal access to the online recording of this webinar.

Tiny houses have been pointed to as a solution for lack of affordable housing, a way to promote non-traditional home ownership and a possible solution to housing the homeless.

This new one-hour webinar from Green Technology is designed for those interested in tiny houses and will explore their design, construction, and legal use.

We will summarize the origins and evolution of the tiny house movement and explore case studies. The course will define tiny houses and discuss the several types of state or local government approvals that may be required. Tiny house villages that have been developed will be examined; successes and pitfalls will be discussed.

In addition, the course will address recent legislation that removes some of the impediments to building a small secondary unit on a property. It will also cover California Building Code requirements for tiny houses.

This training offers one AIA CEU and one Build It Green CEU.

About the Presenter


Greg Mahoney has been working in building code enforcement for over 25 years. He is currently serving as the Chief Building Official for the City of Davis. He is a member of the ICC Consensus Committee developing the ICC 1000 Standard for Commissioning. He is chair of CALBO’s Energy Commission Advisory Committee and is the local government representative on the Green Building Advisory Committee for the California Building Standards Commission.

He has developed curriculum and taught Building Inspection Technology and Green Building at Cosumnes River College for ten years. Greg is also an instructor for ICC, teaching courses on the IRC and CALGreen.In addition to being a Certified Combination Inspector and Plans Examiner, he is a Certified Building Official, Certified Access Specialist, LEED Accredited Professional, BPI Building Analyst, and a Certified HERS Rater.