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Morning Session
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Presented by:
Kendall H. Nightlinger – Senior Code Specialist at Ino-Tek

Fire Protection and Life Safety Design
Applicable codes
• International Fire Code chapter 1, 9, 32, 50
• Michigan building codes chapter 3, 307, 9, 141, 415
• National Fire Protection Association (NFPA Standards) IFC 102.8
• Local (Michigan) ordinances
Scope and purpose of codes and ordinances IFC 101.2, 101.3
Understanding shared jurisdiction/authority: special occupancies
and health care facilities
IFC 104.7.2 and MBC 414.1.3—report overview
Understanding the relationship between fire and building codes

Occupancy Classifications
General requirements and MAQ’s, chapter 50/is it H or F
• Change of use and/or change of occupancy IFC 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, IFC 104.7.2 and MBC 414.1.3
Lift safety issues/hazards
Design solutions and scenarios
Evaluation and documentation IFC E-103

High Pile Storage and H Occupancies: IFC Chapter 32
When is it applicable? IFC 3206.3
What fire protection regulations are applicable? IFC 3206.2
How to use the IFC table IFC 3206.2
• H Occupancies IFC Chapter 50 and MBC Chapter 3 and 4
• Technical requirements/submittals IFC 3201.3
• Control areas definitions/technical requirements, limitations

Fire Protection Features and Equipment: IFC Chapter 9 MBC Chapter 9
Deferred – submittals registered design professionals
in responsible charge MBC 107.3.4
Walls, ratings, signage IFC 5003.5
• Fire detection and communication systems Chapter 9 IFC and MBC
• Sprinkler systems IFC 903
• Emergency alarm systems IFC 908

Occupancy Exercises
Case studies:
• New construction IFC 102.4
• Changing occupancy of existing buildings IFC 102.3


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Professional Engineers
6.5 PDHs

Architects     (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)
6.5 HSW CE Hours

International Code Council
.65 CEUs (Fire)


Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and offers 6.5 continuing education hours to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects in Michigan. Educators and courses are not subject to pre-approval in Michigan.

Engineers and architects seeking continuing education credit in other states will be able to claim the hours earned at this webinar, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.5 LU|HSW (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 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.

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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 Michigan Fire Protection and Building Codes

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines fire protection and life safety design codes, occupancy classifications, means of egress, fire protection features and equipment, and code compliance in Michigan.

Learning Objectives:

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 discuss and reference high pile storage and H occupancies requirements found in IFC chapter 32, and determine when these codes are applicable.

Learning Objective 4:
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.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with design and code compliance

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 01/18/2025

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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.