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Presenter: Justin Biller, P.E., MCP, CFPS, CLSS-HC

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Knoxville, TN

Four Points by Sheraton Cumberland House Hotel
Knoxville, TN 37916
Phone: 865-971-4663

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Due to health and safety concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, this seminar is now being offered as an online webinar.
Follow this link for registration: https://www.halfmoonseminars.org/seminars/133117/complying-with-fire-and-building-codes-seminar/knoxville-tn

Log into Webinar:                8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 - 11:45 am

Break:                                 11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:             12:45 - 4:30 pm

Fire Protection and Life Safety Design

   Applicable codes
      • International Fire Code
      • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes
      • Tennessee 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
   Case studies

Fire Protection Features and Equipment

   Walls, signage
   Fire detection, alarm and communication systems
   Sprinkler systems

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Interior Designers
  • Other
  • Contractors

     6.5 HSW PDHs
     6.5 AIA LU|HSW

Professional Engineers
     6.5 HSW PDHs

Interior Designers
     6.5 HSW PDHs

International Code Council
     .65 CEUs (Fire)

Tennessee Code Inspectors
     Applied/Pending - Fire

     Non-Credit CE

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 HSW PDHs to Tennessee architects, engineers, and interior designers. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Tennessee.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org for complete AIA/ CES course information under this seminar listing. Only full attendance is reportable 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.

HalfMoon Education has applied to the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, Division of Fire Protection for course approval, which is pending.

The current status of the pending course credit can be found at www.halfmoonseminars.org or by calling 715-835-5900 ext. 1.

This seminar offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. HalfMoon Education is not seeking contractor continuing education approval in any state.

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.


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. He teaches on 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 fire protection public policy.

Mr. Biller is also owner and principal fire protection engineer of Emerson Graham + Associates – a fire protection engineering and code consultancy firm, and he is technical director of AEGIS, a fire door and barrier management inspection agency. He 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), 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 he is a 2007 undergraduate of the BSc., Engineering Technology program at Old Dominion University.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $279.00

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 and Building Codes

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This 6.5 hour live lecture presentation examines applicable codes, including the International Fire Code, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes, state building codes, and local ordinances. It studies occupancy classifications, means of egress, and fire protection features and equipment.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify and comply with applicable international, national, state, and local codes that address fire protection and life safety design and provisions for special occupancies, including health care facilities.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to differentiate occupancy classifications and loads and identify their hazard classifications.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to comply with code provisions for exit access and discharge (egress) and be able to calculate and determine occupant loads for the number of exits and arrangement of exists.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to comply with code provisions for wall signage for identify means of egress, fire detection, alarm and communication systems warning occupants and emergency personnel of a fire, and sprinkler systems.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with design, construction, and code compliance

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 06/24/2022

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.