2009 IBC and IFC Fire Risks of Interior Finishes

Course Title 2009 IBC and IFC Fire Risks of Interior Finishes
ICC CEU0.6
Contact Hours3
Duration1 Day
Education CategoryStandard
ObjectivesUpon completion of this seminar, participants will be better able to:
  • List the hazards associated with interior finishes, decorative materials and trim.
  • Explain the differences in terminology, such as fire resistance, fire retardant, flame resistance, flameproof and noncombustible.
  • List the various options for providing increased flame resistance.
  • Identify appropriate tests used to determine the safety of interior finishes, decorative materials and trim.
  • List the proper steps for determining code compliance during plan review.
  • List the proper steps for determining code compliance during on-site inspections.
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DescriptionThis seminar addresses the hazards associated with interior finishes and decorations. It reviews the applicable code sections in the 2009 International Building Code® (IBC®) and the 2009 International Fire Code® (IFC®) as well as the associated testing standards. This seminar also focuses on the tools necessary for the design, construction, and maintenance of interior finishes, decorative materials and trim. This class will address provisions from Chapter 8 and 26 in the IBC and Chapter 8 in the IFC. It will not address combustible furnishings and vegetation found in Sections 805 and 806 of the IFC. 

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