Focuses on those elements of buildings that are required to be fire-resistance-rated due to other provision of the code. Based on the International Building Code, provision applicable to all of the occupancies and construction types will be addressed. The seminar is applicable to all aspects of the regulatory/design/construction community, including building officials, fire officials, plans examiners, inspectors, design professionals and contractors. Major topics include: Required fire-resistance-rated construction in the IBC, Resources to Verify Fire-resistance-rated Construction, Fire walls, Fire Barriers and Fire Partitions, Horizontal Assemblies, Shaft Enclosures, Fire Doors and Fire Windows, Penetrations and Joints, Fire Dampers and Smoke Dampers, Fire-blocking and Draft-stopping.
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.