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Wednesday, July 28, 2021
9:00 am – 4:30 pm CDT
Jerry R. Tepe, FAIA
A Brief History of Modern Code Development
ICC Code Development Process
Chapter 1 – Scope and Administration
Modifications and alternatives to code compliance
Requirements for permitting
Chapter 2 – Means of Egress Definitions
Chapter 10 – Means of Egress Basics
Three components of egress Gross vs. net areas
Means of Egress General Requirements
Means of egress sizing
Required means of egress from a space, floor, or building
Exits and exit access doorways
Doors and door hardware
Stairways and ramps
Handrails and guards
Exit stairways and ramps
Luminous egress path markings
Safe dispersal area
Smoke protected seating Aisles
Handrails and guards
Emergency Escape and Rescue Openings
Accessible Means of Egress
Elevators and platform lifts
Area of refuge and exterior area of assisted rescue
Americans with Disabilities Act parallels
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6.5 HSW CE Hours
AIA: (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)
International Code Council:
.65 CEUs (Fire)
Continuing Education Credit Information
Architectural Application for Means of Egress in 2018 IBC
This webinar offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing
education hours to architects licensed in all states.
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The International Code Council has approved this event for .65 CEUs in the specialty area
of Fire (Preferred Provider No. 1232).
Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond
to all prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation
(multiple attempts allowed).
Jerry R. Tepe FAIA
Owner at JRT-AIA Architect, in Concord, New Hampshire
Mr. Tepe is a licensed architect. In practice for more than 40 years, he has been both a member and an officer of large E/A firms and a sole practitioner. His project experience ranges from single-family dwellings to large, multi-million dollar commercial and industrial facilities. As a sole proprietor, his firm specializes in building, fire and accessibility code (ADA) consulting to architects, contractors, insurance and legal professionals and private entities, including third-party plan reviews and accessibility inspections.
Mr. Tepe has been active in the code development process through the AIA since joining the AIA Codes and Standards Committee in 1987. With the creation of the International Code Council (ICC), he participated in the initial development of the International Building Code on the General/Occupancies subcommittee and was the chair of that group for two terms. Mr. Tepe was a member of the International Fire Code Development Committee for two terms and also the IBC Fire Safety and Egress Code Development Committees. Additionally, he served a term on the ICC Code Correlation Committee. He has made numerous presentations to conference audiences on topics related to building code enforcement and interpretation issues.
In 1990 when the ADA was first proposed, and in 2004 when the last major revision was developed, Mr. Tepe served on AIA task forces to review the proposed requirements/changes and respond to the government’s request for comments.
Mr. Tepe has held all offices at both the state level (AIANH) and the regional level (AIA New England). He was active in the legislative process in New Hampshire to adopt the first statewide set of building codes. He has taught numerous code and accessibility related issues in New Hampshire, New England and at BOCA, ICC, BSA and AIA conferences. He is a past chair of the Building Code Board of Appeals in Concord, New Hampshire. He has also served on several other code and building related state and local committees and groups and is a past chair of the AIA Center for Building Science and Performance Knowledge Community.
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Course Title: Architectural Application for Means of Egress in 2018 IBC
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course examines the International Building Code 2018 Chapter 10 provisions for means of egress, including general requirements, exit access, exits, exit discharge, assembly occupancies, emergency escape and rescue openings, and accessible means of egress.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss the scope, administration, and permitting requirements of the IBC generally, and they’ll be able to define IBC egress terms.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to explain IBC egress compliance standards for occupant loads, sizing, egress from a space, floor, or building, as well as exits and exit access doorways and egress configurations.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to explain IBC egress compliance standards for exit access, including doors, door hardware, handrails, guards, travel distance, corridors, exit stairways, ramps, handrails, luminous egress path markings, exit passageways, and horizontal exits.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to explain IBC egress compliance standards for exit discharge, assembly occupancies, emergency escape and rescue openings, and accessibility.
LUs: 6.5 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with building design and code compliance
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 05/10/2024
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