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Presenter: Kendall Nightlinger

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Cincinnati, OH

Holiday Inn Eastgate (I-275E)
4501 Eastgate Blvd.
Cincinnati, OH 45245
Phone: 513-752-4400

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, difference between a fire prevention code 
      and construction codes
   International Fire Code Chapter 1, 9, 32, 50
   Ohio Building Codes Chapter 1, 3, 307, 9, 414, 415 
   National Fire Protection Association (NFPA standards), OFC 102.8 
   Local ordinances 
   Scope and purpose of codes and ordinances, OFC 101.2, 101.3 
   Understanding shared jurisdiction/authority: Special occupancies
   OFC 104.7.2 and OBC 414.1.3 – Report overview

Occupancy Classifications

   OBC Chapter 3 General requirements and MAQ’s
   OBC Chapter 3/is it H or F? 
   H Occupancies OFC Chapter 50 and OBC Chapter 3 and 4 
   Change of use and/or change of occupancy, OFC 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, OFC 104.7.2 and OBC 414.1.3 
   Life safety issues/hazards 
   Design solutions and scenarios 
   Control areas definitions/technical requirements, limitations 
   Evaluation and documentation, OFC E-103

High Pile Storage and H Occupancies, OFC Chapter 32

When is it applicable? OFC 3206.3 
What fire protection regulations are applicable? OFC 3206.2 
How to use the OFC Table, OFC 3206.2
Differences between NFPA 13 and OFC 32 on high pile storage 
Technical requirements/submittals, OFC 3201.3

Fire Protection Features and Equipment, OFC Chapter 9, MBC Chapter 9

   Deferred- submittals 
   Registered design professionals in responsible charge, OBC 107.3.4 
   Walls, ratings, signage, OFC 5003.5 
   Fire detection and communication systems, Chapter 9 OFC and OBC 
   Sprinkler systems, OFC 903 
   Emergency alarm systems as one type of fire protection, OFC 908

Occupancy Exercises

   Case studies: 
   New construction, OFC 102.4 
   Changing occupancy of existing buildings, OFC 102.3

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers

Professional Engineers
     6.5 CPD Hours/PDHs

     6.5 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
     6.5 AIA LU|HSW

International Code Council
     .65 CEUs (Fire)

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects in Ohio. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Ohio.

The American Institute of Architects has approved this course for 6.5 HSW LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES. Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org for complete AIA information under this course listing.

Engineers and architects seeking continuing education credit in other states will be able to claim the hours earned at this seminar, in many 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 (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

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.

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 live lecture presentation examines provisions of the International Fire Code, Ohio Building Codes, the National Fire Protection Association, and local codes addressing occupancy classifications, high pile storage and H occupancies (IFC), fire protection features and equipment.

Learning Objectives: 

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify life safety and building codes which mandate fire protection and fire resistance features, including the International Fire Code, state building codes and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Codes, and learners will apply the proper codes to specific projects.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to define building occupancies and identify how changes of use and occupancy affect fire protection requirements.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to comply with requirements for fire protection features and equipment, including fire-resistant building materials, fire and smoke protection features, fire detection and alarm systems and sprinkler systems.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to participate in code compliance exercises, applying fire protection code requirements to new construction and to buildings undergoing changes in occupancy.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with building design and code compliance.

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 07/11/2022

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.