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Presenter: Bryan Hoskins, Ph.D.

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Arlington, TX

The Bob Duncan Center
2800 South Center Street
Arlington, TX 76014
Phone: 817-465-6661

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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 Texas

    Applicable codes
       • International Fire Code
       • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes
       • Texas 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 & Interior Designers
     6.5 HSW CEPHs/CE Hours
     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 seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects and interior designers and 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers in Texas. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Texas.

The American Institute of Architects has approved this event for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.

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 event for .65 CEUs in the specialty area of Fire.

This seminar offers contractors a non-credit continuing education opportunity, but 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.

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 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.

AIA Info:

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES (cesupport@aia.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Complying with Fire Protection and Building Codes

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This 6.5 hour course covers fire protection and life safety design codes and ordinances, occupancy classifications, means of egress, and fire protection features and equipment.

Learning Objectives: 

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with general occupancy requirements and criteria, including change of use, change of occupancy, hazard classifications, and life safety issues.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to comply with requirements for fire protection features and equipment, including wall signage, fire detection, alarms. sprinkler systems, and communication systems.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to determine and comply with applicable fire protection codes and life safety codes affecting their project.

Learning Objective 4:
Learner will be able to calculate and determine occupant loads and comply with requirements and standards for the arrangement of exits, exit access and discharge, and elimination of impediments to egress.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs  

Prerequisites: Familiarity with building codes.

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 05/31/2021

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to doug@halfmoonseminars.org or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost, or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.