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Presenter: Bryan Hoskins, Ph.D.

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Little Rock, AR

Courtyard Little Rock North
4339 Warden Road
Little Rock, AR 72116
Phone: 501-753-2000

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Agenda:

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 in Arkansas

   Applicable codes
      • International Fire Code
      • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes
      • Arkansas building codes
      • Local ordinances
   Scope and purpose of codes and ordinances
   Special occupancies: health care facilities and others


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
   Sprinkler systems


Occupancy Exercises

   Case studies:
      • New construction
      • Changing occupancy of existing buildings

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Interior Designers
  • Contractors

Architects &
Registered Interior Designers
     6.5 HSW CEHs
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

International Code Council
     .65 CEUs (Fire)

Contractors
     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.


Continuing Education Credit Information

This course is open to the public and offers 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects and registered interior designers and 6.5 PDHs to engineers in Arkansas. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Arkansas.

This seminar is 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/CES. This AIA approval qualifies the course for Arkansas architects and registered interior designers.

Arkansas architects and engineers with continuing education requirements in other states will be able to apply the hours earned at this event, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility, or contact HalfMoon Education for assistance.

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

This program offers a non-mandatory continuing education opportunity to building contractors. It has not been submitted for approval by any state building contractor licensing board 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.

Speakers:

Bryan Hoskins, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Fire Protection & Safety at Oklahoma State University

Dr. Hoskins earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland. He also received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland in 2011 with an emphasis on building egress.

Dr. Hoskins spent one year working for Arup on projects primarily dealing with life safety design and people movement. He then spent two years working for the National Institute of Standards and Technology working on projects dealing with building evacuations and emergency messaging. He is a registered fire protection engineer in the state of Oklahoma.

Professor Hoskins is the chair of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) working group that developed a research roadmap for fire protection, and he is a member of the Human Behavior in Fire Task Group for SFPE. He serves on multiple code and standards committees. He has authored more than 20 articles related to building evacuations and human behavior in fire.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $289.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $289.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $269.00

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