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

   Key definitions

Occupancy Classifications

   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

   Occupant notification

   Fire safety features

Interior Finish, Special Structures and High Rise

   Interior finish

      • 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

Occupancy Exercise


     7.0 HSW Contact Hours
     7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     7.0 PDHs

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.

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