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Presenter: Kendall Nightlinger

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Mackinaw City, MI

Audie’s Restaurant
Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Phone: 231-436-5744

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:30 - 9:00 am

Morning Session:                9:00 am - 12:15 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:15 - 1:15 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:15 - 5:00 pm

Fire Protection and Life Safety Design

   Applicable codes
      • International Fire Code
      • Michigan Building Codes
      • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes
      • Local ordinances
   Scope and purpose of codes and ordinances
   Special occupancies and shared jurisdiction/authority:
      Health care facilities and others
   Michigan Building Code 414.1.3 – Report overview

Occupancy Classifications

   General requirements and criteria
      • Change of use and /or change of occupancy
      • Occupancy/hazard classifications
   How the hazardous materials opinion and report assist the designer
      and code official as well as the building owner/operator, MBC 414.1.3
   Life safety issues
   Design solutions and scenarios
   Evaluation and documentation

High Pile Storage and H Occupancies

   When is it applicable?
   What fire protection regulations are applicable?
   How to use the IFC table
      • H occupancies
      • Technical requirements
      • Control areas

Fire Protection Features and Equipment

   Deferred submittals - registered design professionals in responsible charge
   Walls, signage
   Fire detection and communication systems
   Sprinkler systems
   Emergency alarm systems
   Standard of care

Occupancy Exercise

   Case studies
      • New construction
      • Changing occupancy of existing buildings

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     6.5 Continuing Ed. Hours

     6.5 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

International Code Council
     .65 CEUs (Fire)

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 continuing education hours to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects in Michigan. Educators and courses are not subject to pre-approval in Michigan.

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

This course has been approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Provider No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.

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

This seminar offers contractors a non-credit continuing education opportunity. It has not been submitted to any state contractor licensing entity for continuing education approval

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


Kendall Nightlinger

Kendall 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 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.

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.