Understanding Mixed Occupancies under the IBC
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Presented by Mark Matheny
Concept of Mixed Occupancies; Chapters 3, 5, 6, 9
They’re everywhere, let’s identify each space
It takes an understanding of many separate code chapters and sections
Can they all be under one roof? Some modification may need to be made
Definitions and Occupancy Classifications; Chapters 2, 3
Some important terms to understand
Use and Occupancy, are they the same?
Identify each building and space, even the ones you don’t know
Occupancies and their subcategories
Understanding Concepts for Mixed Occupancies; Chapters 3, 4, 6, 7, 9
Live/work and other residential units
Building Construction Types, what does A and B mean?
Compartmentalization and fire protection systems
Allowable Height and Area for Mixed Occupancies; Chapter 5
How tall can a building be?
How many stories are allowed?
Square foot per story, what affects the area of a building
Three Considerations of Mixed Occupancy; Accessory, Non-Separated,
Separated; Chapters 5, 9
Ancillary and limited in size
Can you really do that?
Any one or a combination of all three
Application of the Mixed Occupancy Methods; Chapters 3, 5, 6, 7, 9
4 steps to consider on all mixed occupancies
Strip mall situation
A-3 with mixed use
Additional examples, questions and answers
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Chief Building Official, City of Asheville, North Carolina
Mr. Matheny has been a building safety official for 20 years and was previously a certified general contractor. He is an adjunct instructor at Asheville Buncombe Community College, and he is certified through the state of North Carolina to teach standard certification courses and continuing education. Mr. Matheny holds North Carolina certifications as a code official in building, mechanical, electric, and plumbing. He holds International Code Council (ICC) certifications in building. Mr. Matheny has been providing training throughout North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, since 2008. He Is the president of ICC Region 8, and immediate past president of the North Carolina Building Inspectors Association and the North Carolina Council of Code Officials. Mr. Matheny is a governing member of ICC Building Membership Council, and he is chair of the Community Building Best Practices and Innovation Subcommittee.
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Course Title: Understanding Mixed Occupancies under the IBC
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course examines International Building Code concepts and requirements for mixed occupancy buildings, including terminologies and definitions, allowable heights and areas, construction types,
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify situations that give rise to mixed occupancies, and they will be able to identify building code provisions that apply to mixed occupancies.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to distinguish between the use and occupancy of a building, and will be able to determine the consequences of each regarding code compliance.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify issues that arise with mixed occupancies in which buildings are being used for commercial and residential purposes.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to determine the maximum height and area for buildings that are mixed occupancies.
Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to apply the Code’s provisions on mixed occupancies to real world situations, such as strip malls and buildings classified as A-3 with mixed use
LUs: 7.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with building code interpretation and compliance
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 12/18/2023
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