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

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

Recording: To view the recording of the presentation, click here.

Quiz: If you need a certificate for attending this class, please complete this quiz and send it to me.

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.

Links to Life Safety and Egress Articles on iDigHardware:

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