The third class in this series covers the requirements for life safety and egress, excluding code requirements for electrified hardware (taught in Class 4). If you do not see the video embedded below, you may access the video for this on-demand presentation by clicking here.
To refer back to the information on this page you can use the direct link (idighardware.com/decoded-class-3) , but please do not share the link as I would like to keep track of who takes the class by asking everyone to register first.
Classification of Occupancy: It is critical that you are able to identify the occupancy classification (NFPA 101) or use group (IBC) for your project when trying to determine the code requirements. In some cases, there may be more than one occupancy type or use group in the same building. The occupancy classifications are listed and defined in Chapter 6 of NFPA 101, and examples of the most common buildings in each occupancy classification are listed in Annex A of NFPA 101. The use groups are listed and defined in Chapter 3 of the IBC, with some of the use groups further subdivided into subgroups. An article that includes basic information about occupancy classifications and use groups can be found here, and there is an exercise on classification of occupancy here.
Presentation: PDF of Powerpoint slides with space to take notes.