An advanced look at the means of egress requirements included in Chapter 10 of the International Building Code. The presentation will include detailed discussions on the design and review of the means of egress in unusual occupancies. Subjects included in the class are malls, assembly occupancies, special egress components, smoke proof enclosures, horizontal exits and exit passageways. Practical examples will be used to illustrate code requirements. This class is designed for those students that have a basic understanding of how the means of egress is designed and reviewed.
STEPHEN L. THOMAS, CBO
President, Colorado Code Consulting, LLC
Mr. Thomas has over thirty years of experience in working with building codes including plan reviews, inspections and administration. His firm provides building code consulting services for governmental agencies and architectural firms, as well as educational seminars on building codes. Starting a building code-consulting firm in 1999, he has served as the contract Building Official for local jurisdictions in Colorado. Mr. Thomas has served on several ICBO committees and recently served as the Chairman of the ICC Means of Egress Code Development Committee. He currently serves on the ICC Codes & Standards Committee. He is also the author of the book, Building Code Basics, Based on the 2009 & 2012 IBC, and Building Code Essentials based on the 2015 IBC, all available from ICC. He has presented building code classes for the last 25 years and provides an interesting and engaging look at building codes.