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Friday, October 7, 2022
8:30 am – 5:00 pm CDT


Presented by
Justin B. Biller, P.E., FSFPE, MCP, CFPS, CBO

Agenda Highlights
NFPA 101 Overview
Code layout
Scope and purpose of code
Application and equivalency
Key definitions

Means of Egress
Exit access and discharge
Calculating and determining occupant loads
Arrangement of exits

Occupancy Classifications
General requirements and criteria
Design specifications and scenarios
Evaluation and documentation

Fire Protection Features and Equipment
Fire barriers and smoke barriers
Special hazard protections
Occupant notification
Fire safety features

Interior Finish, Special Structures and High-Rise Buildings
Interior finish
• Definitions and classifications
• Trim and incidental finishes
• Content and furnishings
Special structures and high-rise buildings
• General requirements
• Special structures
• High-rise buildings
Permanent membrane structures

Occupancy Exercises


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Professional Engineers:
7.5 PDHs

7.5 HSW CE Hours

International Code Council:
.75 CEUs (Fire)


Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 7.5 PDHs for professional engineers and 7.5 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 7.5 LU|HSWs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .75 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).


Justin Biller P.E. FSFPE. MCP. CFPS. CBO

Justin Biller, P.E., FSFPE, MCP, CFPS, CBO Emerson Graham + Associates, Roanoke, VA
Mr. Biller is owner and principal fire protection engineer of Emerson Graham + Associates – a fire protection engineering and code consultancy firm, as well as principal and code consultant for CODEcheck Consulting, a third-party review agency serving multiple local jurisdictions with third-party plan review and inspection services.  He also serves as a fire protection engineer for George Mason University’s (GMU) Office of the University Building Official (OUBO), wherein he reviews fire protection and fire/life safety compliance. He holds registration as a professional engineer in multiple states including Virginia.  Justin is a member of the International Code Council (ICC), a fellow of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), a member of the Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA) and the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA), and a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), currently serving on four technical committees of which the Building Construction and Life Safety Code chapters are included.  He is an NFPA certified fire protection specialist (CFPS), and he holds the master code professional (MCP), certified building official (CBO), and certified fire official (CFO) certifications, in addition to multiple other code compliance certifications from the ICC.  He is a 2014 graduate of the MSc. Fire Protection Engineering program at California Polytechnic State University, and he is a 2007 undergraduate of the BSc., Engineering Technology program at Old Dominion University.

Mr. Biller is an adjunct lecturer at Eastern Kentucky University and University of North Carolina at Charlotte in each of the respective undergraduate programs in Fire and Safety Engineering Technology.  In his educational background, he has taught on an array of courses including fire and building codes, fire behavior and fire dynamics, human behavior in fire, fire protection systems and hydraulics, fire modeling and performance-based aspects of fire protection engineering design, fire prevention and fire protection public policy.

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 NFPA 101 (2021): Life Safety Code

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines the scope and purpose of the 2021 NFPA 101 Life Safety Code and its provisions and requirements for occupancy classifications, means of egress, fire protection features and equipment, interior finishes, special structures, and high-rise buildings.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to describe the scope, purpose, and application of the 2021 NFPA 101, and they will be able to comply with design specification requirements for occupancy classifications.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with 2021 NFPA 101 standards for means of egress, including exit access, arrangement of exits, and determining occupant loads.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with 2021 NFPA 101 standards for fire protection features and equipment, including fire and smoke barriers, special hazard protections, occupant notification, and fire safety features.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with 2021 NFPA 101 standards for interior finishes and requirements for special structures and high-rise buildings.

LUs: 7.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with referencing, understanding, and complying with building codes

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 08/01/2025

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Streamable MP4/PDF Price: $329.00


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