Complying with Fire Protection and Building Codes
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Tuesday, January 31, 2023
8:30 am – 4:30 pm CST
Michael J. Fiebig
Fire Protection and Life Safety Design
History of fire protection in building codes
National and statewide fire codes
• International Fire Code
• National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes
• International Building Code and
International Residential Code
• Local codes and ordinances
Scope and purpose of codes and ordinances
Code adoption and enforcement
Construction Types and Occupancy Classifications
Overview of construction types for fire protection
Overview of occupancy classifications
Life safety issues specific to different occupancies
• Separated versus non-separated occupancies
Design specifications and scenarios
Means of Egress
Evaluating the three components of a means of egress
• The exit access
• The exit
• The exit discharge
Calculating and determining occupant loads
• Occupant load factors
• Gross vs. net occupant loads
• Egress capacity factors
Arrangement and number of exits
Fire Protection Features and Equipment
Passive fire protection
• Combustible vs noncombustible construction
• Fireproofing types and materials
Active fire protection
• Fire suppression/sprinkler systems
• Fire and smoke alarm systems
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.
The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 7.0 LU|HSWs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.
The International Code Council has approved this event for .7 CEUs in the specialty area of Fire (Preferred Provider No. 1232).
Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).
Michael J. Fiebig
Michael J. Fiebig holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Colorado, Denver. He is a licensed architect in several states, and he provides both consulting and design services to clients throughout the country. Mr. Fiebig is an active member of the American Institute of Architects, as well as an NCARB certificate holder. He is a LEED green associate, as well as a certified fire protection specialist, credentialed through the National Fire Protection Association. As a forensic architect, Mr. Fiebig provides analysis of architectural standard of care in design and construction projects, with special emphasis on multi-family residential projects. He performs cause and origin analyses of building system installations and failures, including roofing systems, window and door systems, exterior wall cladding systems, waterproofing, and foundation systems, with a specialization in passive fire-resistive assemblies and active fire-protection systems. He provides premises liability analysis regarding slip/trip and fall accidents and accessibility code compliance, and provides maintenance and inspection procedure analysis with an emphasis on NFPA 25: Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-based Fire Protection Systems. As well, he performs damage assessments on existing facilities related to storms, accidents, fire, and natural disasters. As a design architect, Mr. Fiebig provides traditional design services for residential and light commercial buildings, and provides code consulting for clients, specializing in life/safety, egress, and fire protection code requirements to assist clients in properly designing and detailing these critical elements of design and construction. He also provides traditional services during construction including construction observations and special inspections when required by the jurisdiction of authority. Mr. Fiebig’s experience includes several trial and deposition testimonies regarding design, construction, and the built environment, as well as mediation and arbitration support for litigation purposes. Mr. Fiebig holds active memberships in many professional organizations including AIA, NCARB, NFPA, USGBC, NICET, and others. He is a published writer in Common Ground, the national magazine for the Community Associations Institute.
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Course Title: Complying with Fire Protection and Building Codes
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This 7-hour live lecture presentation examines fire protection and life safety design codes, structure types and 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: 6.5 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with design and code compliance
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 11/21/2025
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