Date: September 18, 2019 | Time: 9:00am-4:00pm - 6 HSW Credits

AIAD BCRC 2018 IBC Use of Fire Sprinkler and Alarm Systems & 2015 IBC Fire Resistance and Hazardous Uses

2018 IBC Use of Fire Sprinkler and Alarm Systems & 2015 IBC Fire Resistance and Hazardous Uses

Presented by the Building Codes & Regulations Committee of AIA Detroit

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | 9:00am-4:00pm
*Lunch hour presentation by Keith Lambert, Director of Bureau of Construction Codes with an overview of the new code process developed by BCC, and other updates on bureau operations.*

Learning Seminar – 6 hours of HSW (Health, Safety, Welfare)


8:30am – 9:00am Registration, Check-in
9:00am – 12:00pm Morning Session
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch / BCC Update
1:00pm – 4:00pm Afternoon Session

2015 IBC Use of Fire Sprinkler and Alarm Systems: 
This seminar identifies those conditions under which automatic sprinkler protection and/or fire alarm systems are required. The application of the fire area concept will be discussed, along with the varying extent of sprinkler protection required based upon specific situations. In addition, the discussion will address many of the key code conditions under which the presence of an automatic sprinkler system can be used to modify other requirements.

Specific topics include:
• Overview of fire protection systems
• Definition and application of fire areas
• Required sprinkler and alarm protection based on occupancy classification
• Optional use of automatic sprinkler systems.

2015 IBC Fire Resistance and Hazardous Uses: 
This course identifies the various fire-resistance requirements applicable where hazardous uses are present. Fire-resistance-rated separations are often utilized asrequired enclosure elements for hazardous materials storage, or accepted as alternatives to required spatial separation. An extensive discussion of control areas as described in IBC Section 414.2 is provided. In addition, applicable provisions for Group H occupancies, incidental uses and separated occupancies are addressed. Specific requirements in the 2015 International Fire Code regarding fire-resistance are also covered.

SPEAKER BIO: Terrell Stripling
Terrell is a seasoned instructor with 20 years of fire service experience and has also worked in the construction industry. He holds a B.S. degree from Oklahoma State University in Fire Protection Engineering and Technology. His experience in fire prevention, code management and the ability to effectively communicate a pro-active philosophy is reflected in Terrell’s passion for education. At the college level, he has served in the positions of Department Chair and adjunct professor in the Fire Science Department. He utilizes the theory of the code along with hands-on practical application to achieve ICC’s vision of “Protecting the health, safety, and welfare of people creating better buildings and safer communities.”

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