In a couple of weeks I’m hosting a code class in our Carmel office, and I want to make sure the attendees are familiar with occupancy classifications and use groups before they arrive. So I decided to try something new – a program called Quizlet, which allows me to create study materials and a test on whatever topic I want to teach about. I started with the NFPA 101 occupancy classifications (the IBC use groups are here), and embedded below are a couple of tools to help learn about them.
Flashcards – The definition of the occupancy classification or hazard of contents is on one side – click the flash card to see the other side which has the term. To see the next card, click one of the blue arrows at the bottom. If you’d like a computerized voice (it’s not me!) to read the card to you, click the speaker icon in the top right.
Match – Click an occupancy classification and the matching description (or vice versa) and they will disappear if you match the correct items. This game only shows a portion of the occupancy classifications at one time, so you need to play a few times to see them all. This works best on a laptop or desktop rather than a mobile device.