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A Simple Overview of Fire & Life Safety Codes and Standards

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The sheer volume of building, fire and life safety codes available to a Facility Manager can be overwhelming  especially when trying to find one specific section like a needle in a haystack. This presentation will provide an overview of codes and standards used in building maintenance specifically related to fire protection and life safety elements. The intent is to provide a basic summary of the model building codes available including the International Building Code and International Fire Code. In addition, NFPA, ANSI, ADAAG and other standards will be presented. A guide to identifying the right code, finding the right chapter/section and navigating to the specific requirement will be reviewed. Finally, a review of working with local Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) will be offered. Topics covered will include: change of use/tenant finishes; fire department inspections; system upgrades and code enforcement.
Start Time:

11/2/2022 8:00 AM

End Time:

11/2/2022 9:00 AM

1. Identification of the many codes and standards available and how they all fit together.
2. Determine when specific codes and standards apply. Identify the right code for the specific situation at hand.
3. Understanding the fire and life safety objectives in model building and fire codes.
4. Develop a plan for identifying and working with local jurisdictions (i.e. building and fire departments)

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Concorde A




1 hour

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