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Presenter: Kendall Nightlinger

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: East Lansing, MI

Marriott at University Place
300 Michigan Agricultural College Ave.
East Lansing, MI 48823
Phone: 517-337-4440

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 Chapter 1, 9, 32, 50 
      • Michigan Building Codes Chapter 3, 307, 9, 141, 415 
      • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA standards) (IFC 102.8) 
      • Local ordinances
   Scope and purpose of codes and ordinances (IFC 101.2, 101.3)
   Understanding shared jurisdiction/authority: 
      Special occupancies and health care facilities 
   IFC 104.7.2 and MBC 414.1.3 – Report overview

Occupancy Classifications

   General requirements and MAQs, Chapter 50 / is it H or F 
      • Change of use and /or change of occupancy (IFC 102.3) 
      • Occupancy/hazard classifications tables 5003.1.1 (1) and (2)
   How the hazardous materials opinion & report assist the designer 
      and code official as well as the building owner/operator,
      IFC 104.7.2 and MBC 414.1.3
   Life safety issues / hazards
   Design solutions and scenarios
   Evaluation and documentation (IFC E-103)

High Pile Storage and H Occupancies IFC Chapter 32

   When is it applicable? (IFC 3206.3)
   What fire protection regulations are applicable? (IFC 3206.2)
   How to use the IFC Table (IFC 3206.2)
      • H Occupancies (IFC Chapter 50 and MBC Chapter 3 and 4)
      • Technical requirements / submittals (IFC 3201.3)
      • Control areas definitions / technical requirements, limitations

Fire Protection Features and Equipment IFC Chapter 9 
MBC Chapter 9

   Deferred- submittals registered design professionals in responsible 
      charge (MBC 107.3.4) 
   Walls, ratings, signage (IFC 5003.5) 
      • Fire detection and communication systems (Chapter 9IFC and MBC) 
      • Sprinkler systems (IFC 903) 
      • Emergency alarm systems (IFC 908)

Occupancy Exercises

   Case studies:
      • New construction (IFC 102.4)
      • Changing occupancy of existing buildings (IFC 102.3)

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)

Building Inspectors &
Mechanical Inspectors

     6.0 Hours

     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 most states, including Michigan. Educators and courses are not subject to pre-approval in Michigan.

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.

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.

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Construction Codes has approved this course for 6.0 continuing educations hours for Building Inspectors and Mechanical Inspectors, including 1.0 hour in Administration, 2.0 hours in Technical, and 3.0 hours in Plan Review. Full attendance is required to receive credit.

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

Senior Code Specialist at Ino-Tek

Mr. 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 his 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: $289.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $289.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $269.00

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