Complying with NFPA 101: Life Safety Code
Registration: 8:00 – 8:30 am
Morning Session: 8:30 am – 12:15 pm
Lunch (On your own): 12:15 – 1:15 pm
Afternoon Session: 1:15 – 5:00 pm
NFPA 101 Overview
2015 Code layout
Scope and purpose of code
Application and equivalency
General requirements and criteria
Design specifications and scenarios
Evaluation and documentation
Means of Egress
Exit access and discharge
Calculating and determining occupant loads
Arrangement of exits
Fire Protection Features and Equipment
Fire barriers and smoke barriers
Special hazard protections
Fire safety features
Interior Finish, Special Structures and High Rise
• Definitions and classifications
• Trim and incidental finishes
• Content and furnishings
Special structures and high-rise buildings
• General requirements
• Special structures
• High rise buildings
• Permanent membrane structures
7.0 HSW Contact Hours
7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units
International Code Council
7.0 Contact Hours
Non-Mandatory Cont. Ed.
Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 HSW contact hours to architects and 7.0 PDHs to engineers in all states. Educators and courses are not subject to pre-approval in Tennessee.
This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 7.0 HSW Learning Units (Provider No. J885).
HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida and is deemed an approved sponsor in New York. HalfMoon is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina,and North Dakota.
The International Code Council has approved this event for 7.0 contact hours (.7 CEUs) in the specialty area of Fire.
This seminar also offers a non-mandatory continuing education opportunity for contractors. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing board for continuing education credit.
Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.
Ralph Foster, P.E.Foster Engineering & Consulting, LLC in Columbia, SC
Foster Engineering & Consulting, LLC in Columbia, SCMr. Foster is the principal fire protection engineer of Foster Engineering and Consulting, LLC. He is a licensed fire protection engineer in multiple states. He earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Carolina and is an NFPA-certified fire inspector I and certified fire plans examiner. Mr. Foster began working for the state in 1986 as an elevator and amusement ride inspector. In 1989, he started working with the State Fire Marshal’s Office on the engineering staff where he reviewed plans for compliance with adopted codes. In 1994, he became the chief deputy state fire marshal supervising 19 deputy state fire marshals who inspect facilities for fire and life safety. In 1999, he became the manager of Engineering Services with the State Fire Marshal’s Office, training and supervising the Engineering Section. In 2003, the office was reorganized and he served as the senior staff engineer. From 1999 to 2007, his duties included evaluating “Performance Based Design” teaching the State Fire Marshal’s Certification Course, NFPA’s Certified Fire Inspector I and Certified Plans Examiner I; providing interpretations of International Building and Fire Codes, NFPA standards, state laws and regulations; and reviewing and evaluating complex or unusual projects. In 2008, he left the Fire Marshal’s Office to be a consulting fire protection engineer. Foster Engineering & Consulting was founded in 2006. Mr. Foster served 28 years in the South Carolina Army National Guard, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. He is a member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the International Code Council (ICC), and the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA). He is active in the South Carolina Fire Marshals Association, the Central Savannah River Chapter of the SFPE and the South Carolina Fire Sprinkler Contractors Association.