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The third class in this series covers the requirements for life safety and egress, excluding code requirements for electrified hardware (taught in Class 4).

Evaluation: Click here if you have a few minutes to evaluate this class.

Presentation: Click here to download the presentation for the life safety and egress session in PDF format.

Exercise: Click here for a 10-question quiz that covers some of the topics in this class.

Practice: If you’d like some extra practice, you can download an additional exercise here.

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. (Remember, the exam is based on NFPA 101-2009.) 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.

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