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8:00 – 8:30 am EDT
Morning Session
8:30 – 11:45 am EDT
11:45 am – 12:45 pm EDT
Afternoon Session
12:45 – 4:30 pm EDT

Presented by Kendall Nightlinger

Fire Protection and Life Safety Design
Applicable codes, difference between a fire prevention code
and construction codes
Fire Code Chapter 1, 9, 32, 50
Ohio Building Codes Chapter 1, 3, 307, 9, 414, 415
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA standards) OFC 102.8
Local ordinances
Scope and purpose of codes and ordinances OFC 101.2, 101.3
Understanding shared jurisdiction/authority: Special occupancies
OFC 104.7.2 and OBC 414.1.3 – Report overview

Occupancy Classifications
OBC Chapter 3: General requirements and MAQ’s
OBC Chapter 3: Is it H or F
H Occupancies: OFC Chapter 50 and OBC Chapter 3 and 4
Change of use and/or change of occupancy: OFC 102.3
Occupancy/hazard classifications tables 5003.1.1 (1) and (2)
How the hazardous materials opinion and report assist the designer and code
official as well as the building owner/operator, OFC 104.7.2 and OBC 414.1.3
Life safety issues/hazards
Design solutions and scenarios
Control areas definitions/technical requirements, limitations
Evaluation and documentation: OFC E-103

High Pile Storage and H Occupancies OFC Chapter 32
When is it applicable? OFC 3206.3
What fire protection regulations are applicable? OFC 3206.2
How to use the OFC table, OFC 3206.2
Differences between NFPA 13 and OFC 32 on high pile storage
Technical requirements/submittals: OFC 3201.3

Fire Protection Features and Equipment OFC Chapter 9 OBC Chapter 9
Walls, ratings, signage: OFC 5003.5
Fire detection and communication systems: Chapter 9 OFC and OBC
Sprinkler systems: OFC 903
Emergency alarm systems as one type of Fire Protection: OFC 908

Occupancy Exercises
Case studies
New construction: OFC, OBC
Changing occupancy of existing buildings: OFC, OBC

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Professional Engineers
6.5 PDHs

Ohio BBS

6.5 HSW CE Hours

AIA  (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)
6.5 LU|HSWs

International Code Council
.65 CEUs (Fire)

Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing
education hours to architects licensed in Ohio.

HalfMoon Education has applied for course approval from the Ohio Board of Building
Standards, which is pending.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved
this course for 6.5 LU|HSWs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable
to the AIA/CES.

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).


Kendall H. Nightlinger

Senior Code Specialist at Ino-Tek
Kendall H. Nightlinger is a nationally-recognized expert in the application of building and fire codes to the safe design and operation of commercial and industrial facilities. He possesses over 40 years of mechanical trade experience and has been a fire protection, mechanical plans examiner/inspector since 1992. Mr. Nightlinger has been a code instructor since 1994 and is designated as a lifetime state of Michigan code instructor (#1952). He participates in the International Code Council Action Committees (FCAC, BCAC) and work groups regarding hazardous material, fire protection and life safety issues. Mr. Nightlinger speaks regularly to architects and engineers about code compliance and life safety design issues. He also speaks before building, mechanical and fire inspector associations promoting a higher level of understanding about the challenges of safety around hazardous materials. Mr. Nightlinger’s passion for his trade, and his professionalism, engages his audience, empowering many of them as ambassadors for code compliance. He joined Ino-Tek in 2018 as a senior code specialist and consultant for hazardous materials.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Complying with Fire Protection and Building Codes in Ohio

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines building codes in Ohio that address fire protection and life safety in Ohio and Ohio Fire Code provisions for occupancy classifications, high pile storage and H occupancies, and fire protection features and equipment.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify applicable building codes on fire protection in Ohio, and they will be able to explain the difference between a fire protection code and construction code.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with Ohio Building Code (OBC) provisions for occupancy classifications and change of use/occupancy and they will be able to discuss how the hazardous materials opinion and report assist the designer, code official, and owner/operator.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to discuss OFC provision compliance on fire protection features and equipment, including walls, signage, fire detection, communication systems, sprinkler systems, and emergency alarm systems.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to define high pile storage in the context of code provisions and identify when they apply, and learners will be able to explain the differences between NFPA 13 and OFC 32 on high pile storage,

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with design and construction and building code interpretation and compliance

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 01/22/2024

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.