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An Introduction to the IBC and IFC

76 minutes - 4 parts - Originally Presented October 2005

CEUs = 0.125   /   CPDs = 1.0   (CEUs/CPDs are OPTIONAL)


This seminar offers a discussion on how the IBC (International Building Code) is structured in comparison to the past model building codes (BOCA, UBC, SBC). While some material is specific to fire sprinkler contractors involved with design build, this seminar provides useful information to anyone who needs information on the International Building Code and International Fire Code.  It will benefit contractors, designers, AHJ’s, Manufacturers, Suppliers and building owners or representatives. 


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Download Audio for Slides 1 through 14  (mp3)   SAMPLE AUDIO

 


 

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Roland Huggins, P.E. is Vice President of Engineering and Technical Services  for the American Fire Sprinkler Association.  He is a graduate of the University of Maryland and is registered in Fire Protection Engineering. He is a member of the NFPA and SFPE. Huggins is a member of multiple NFPA technical committees, including NFPA 13 Technical  Correlating Committee, NFPA 13 Discharge Criteria, NFPA 25 Inspection and  Maintenance, and three NFPA 5000 (Building Code) committees; Technical Correlating Committee, Assembly Occupancies, and Industrial/Storage  Occupancies. NFPA activities have included participating on the editing of the 1999 and 2002 editions of the Sprinkler Handbook. Other national activities involve the NFPA Research Foundation, UL Standard Technical Panels, NICET, and SFPE (performance based design guide). He has conducted many seminars and presentations, as well as written numerous sprinkler-related articles.

Steve Leyton is President of Protection Design & Consulting in San Diego, CA. Now in his 25th year in the fire protection industry, Steve began his career in the contracting side of fire sprinkler design and construction. He founded Protection Design & Consulting in 1995, and has focused the firm's work on Architectural as well as Contractor clients. His professional affiliations include membership in NFPA, AFSA, California Fire Prevention Officers Northern and Southern Sections, as well as the San Diego Fire Protection Association. In the code development community, he represents AFSA as a principal member of the NFPA 14 and an alternate member of the NFPA 5000 Technical Committees, and is Co-Chair of the ICC Ad-Hoc Committee On Residential Fire Sprinklers. Over the course of his career, Steve has worked on all manner of residential, commercial, industrial and high-rise projects in both the United States and Mexico.

 


For additional information about buidling code issues, download the following articles (PDF files):

NFPA 13R & Mixed Occupancies, Sprinkler Age Magazine, May 2003.

A Story or A  Basement, Sprinkler Age Magazine, August 2005.