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Complying with Fire and Building Codes

Presenter: James “Doc” Munger, PhD, FIFireE, CFPS

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Norfolk, VA

Doubletree by Hilton
1500 North Military Highway
Norfolk, VA 23502
Phone: 757-466-8000

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                    8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 - 11:45 am

Lunch (On your own):       11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:           12:45 - 4:30 pm

Fire Protection and Life Safety Design

   Applicable codes
      • International Fire Code
      • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes
      • Virginia and North Carolina building codes
      • Local ordinances
   Scope and purpose of codes and ordinances
   Special occupancies: health care facilities and others
   Prescriptive vs. performance codes

Occupancy Classifications

   General requirements and criteria
      • Change of use and /or change of occupancy
      • Hazard classifications
   Life safety issues
   Design specifications and scenarios
   Evaluation and documentation

Means of Egress

   Exit access, discharge and other components
      • Impediments to egress
   Calculating and determining occupant loads
      • Gross vs. net
   Arrangement of exits
   Equivalency discussion

Fire Protection Features and Equipment

   Walls, signage
   Fire detection, alarm and communication systems
   Water supply analysis
   New technology: water mist

Occupancy Exercises

   New construction
   International existing building code
   Changing occupancy of existing buildings

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

     6.5 HSW Cont. Ed. Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     6.5 Cont. Ed. Hours

International Code Council
     .65 CEUs - Fire

     Non-Credit Cont. Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects and 6.5 continuing education hours to engineers in Virginia. Educators and courses are not subjectto preapproval in Virginia.

This event has been approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Provider No. J885).

Architects and engineers seeking continuing education credit in other states will be able to claim the hours earned at this seminar, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

The International Code Council has approved this program for .65 CEUs in the specialty area of Fire.

This seminar offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing entity.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire program. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


James “Doc” Munger, PhD, FIFireE, CFPS

Mr. Munger is a partner in the fire protection-engineering firm QDOT Engineering, LLC, that is headquartered in York, Pennsylvania. The firm provides a wide range of fire protection and code consulting services, including serving as a certified third-party inspection service in the State of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Munger began his fire protection career approximately 40 years ago as a firefighter with Cullman Fire Rescue and went on to serve as a Deputy State Fire Marshal with the Alabama State Fire Marshal’s Office. He operated his own consulting practice (James G. Munger and Associates, Inc.) for many years prior to becoming a partner with QDOT Engineering.

Mr. Munger holds a Doctorate in Occupational Safety and Health Engineering with undergraduate work in fire protection and fire science. He has been a member of the adjunct faculty of the National Fire Academy for over 30 years. He holds certifications from the International Code Council (ICC) as a building inspector and plans examiner, electrical inspector, plumbing inspector and plans examiner, mechanical inspector, and accessibility inspector and plans examiner.

He is a member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers and a fellow in the Institution of Fire Engineers.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $279.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $279.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $259.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.