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 in Virginia
• International Fire Code
• National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes
• Virginia building codes
• Local ordinances
Scope and purpose of codes and ordinances
Special occupancies: health care facilities and others
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
Fire Protection Features and Equipment
Fire detection, alarm and communication systems
• New construction
• Changing occupancy of existing buildings
Who Should Attend
6.5 Continuing Ed. Hours
6.5 Continuing Ed. Hours (HSW)
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 (HSW) continuing education hours to architects and 6.5 continuing education hours to engineers in Virginia. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Virginia.
This event has been approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA.
Architects and engineers 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.
The International Code Council has approved this program for .65 CEUs in the specialty area of Fire.
This seminar offers a continuing education opportunity to construction contractors but 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.
Justin Biller, P.E., MCP, CFPS, CLSS-HC
Emerson Graham + Associates, Charlotte, NC
Mr. Biller is a faculty lecturer at the University of North Carolina Charlotte in the undergraduate program in fire and safety engineering technology and the graduate program in fire protection and safety management. Mr. Biller teaches an array of courses including fire and building codes, fire behavior and fire dynamics, human behavior in fire, fire protection systems and hydraulics, fire modeling and performance-based aspects of fire protection engineering design, fire prevention and public fire protection public policy.
Mr. Biller is owner and principal fire protection engineer of Emerson Graham + Associates, a fire protection engineering and code consultancy firm. He is also technical director of AEGIS, a fire door and barrier management and inspection agency. Mr. Biller holds registration as a professional fire protection engineer in multiple states including Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina and New York. Additionally, he is an NFPA-certified healthcare life safety specialist, healthcare facility manager (CLSS-HC) and a certified fire protection specialist (CFPS), and he holds the master code professional (MCP), certified building official (CBO), and certified fire official (CFO) certifications from ICC. Mr. Biller is a professional member of the American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE), a professional member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), and a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), currently serving on four technical committees. He is a 2014 graduate of the MSc. Fire Protection Engineering program at California Polytechnic State University and a 2007 undergraduate of the BSc., Engineering Technology program at Old Dominion University.
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Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.