Complying with NFPA 101 (2021): Life Safety Code
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Friday, October 7, 2022
8:30 am – 5:00 pm CDT
Justin B. Biller, P.E., FSFPE, MCP, CFPS, CBO
NFPA 101 Overview
Scope and purpose of code
Application and equivalency
Means of Egress
Exit access and discharge
Calculating and determining occupant loads
Arrangement of exits
General requirements and criteria
Design specifications and scenarios
Evaluation and documentation
Fire Protection Features and Equipment
Fire barriers and smoke barriers
Special hazard protections
Fire safety features
Interior Finish, Special Structures and High-Rise Buildings
• 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
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7.5 HSW CE Hours
7.5 AIA LU|HSW
International Code Council:
.75 CEUs (Fire)
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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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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 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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