Complying with Fire Protection and Building Codes
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Thursday, October 27, 2022
8:00 am – 4:00 pm CDT (including a 30-min. break)
Bryan Hoskins, Ph.D, P.E.
Fire Protection and Life Safety Design
• International Fire Code
• National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes
• State building codes
• Local ordinances
Scope and purpose of codes and ordinances
Special occupancies: health care facilities and others
General requirements and criteria
• Change of use and /or change of occupancy
• Hazard classifications
Life safety issues
Design specifications and scenarios
Evaluation and documentation
Means of Egress
Exit access, discharge and other components
• Impediments to egress
Calculating and determining occupant loads
• Gross vs. net
Arrangement of exits
Fire Protection Features and Equipment
Building materials and components
Fire and smoke protection features
Fire detection, alarm and communication systems
Special occupancies and equipment
Code Compliance Exercises
• New construction
• Changing occupancy of existing buildings
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7.0 HSW CE Hours
7.0 AIA LU|HSW
International Code Council:
.7 CEUs (Fire)
Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 7.0 PDHs for professional engineers and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects in all states.
HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.
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The International Code Council has approved this event for .7 CEUs in the specialty area of Fire (Preferred Provider No. 1232).
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Bryan Hoskins Ph.D P.E.
Assistant Professor of Fire Protection & Safety Engineering Technology at Oklahoma State University
Dr. Bryan Hoskins earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland. He also received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland in 2011 with an emphasis on building egress. Dr. Hoskins spent one year working for Arup on projects primarily dealing with life safety design and people movement. He then spent two years working for the National Institute of Standards and Technology working on projects dealing with building evacuations and emergency messaging. He is a registered fire protection engineer in the state of Oklahoma. Professor Hoskins is the chair of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) working group that developed a research roadmap for fire protection and a member of the Human Behavior in Fire Task group for SFPE. He serves on multiple code and standards committees. He has authored more than 20 articles related to building evacuations and human behavior in fire.
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Course Title: Complying with Fire Protection and Building Codes
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This seven-hour presentation examines fire protection and life safety design codes, occupancy classifications, means of egress, fire protection features and equipment, and code compliance.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify life safety and building codes which require fire protection and fire resistance features, including the International Fire Code and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Codes, and will know which codes apply to specific projects.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to define building occupancies and identify how changes of use and occupancy affect fire protection requirements.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to comply with requirements for fire protection features and equipment, including fire-resistant building materials, fire and smoke protection features, fire detection and alarm systems and sprinkler systems.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to participate in code compliance exercises, applying fire protection code requirements to new construction and to buildings undergoing changes in occupancy.
LUs: 7.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with design and code compliance
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 05/17/2025
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