NFPA 101 Series
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NFPA 101 Basics
October 13, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Scope and purpose of code
Application & equivalency
Occupancy and Means of Egress
October 13, 2016, 12:30 – 2:30 PM CDT
• 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
October 20, 2016, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CDT
Fire barriers and smoke barriers
Special hazard protections
Fire safety features
Interior Finishes, Special Structures and High Rises
October 20, 2016, 1:30 – 3:00 PM CDT
• 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
6.5 HSW Contact Hour
6.5 HSW LU
Continuing Education Credit Information
HalfMoon Education is an American Institute of Architects-approved continuing education sponsor (No. J885), is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida, and is deemed an approved sponsor for architects in New York. Check each webinar for the number of contact hours available. HalfMoon Education is an approved engineer continuing education provider in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. Other states do not preapprove educators or courses. These webinars offer engineer continuing education credit in all states. Check each course listing for the number of PDHs available. Participation and knowledge retention will be verified for these webinar events, certificates of completion will be provided, and LUs will be reported to the AIA.
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.