2009 IFC Performing Commercial Fire Plan Reviews

Course Title 2009 IFC Performing Commercial Fire Plan Reviews
Contact Hours12
Duration2 Days
Education CategoryPremium
ObjectivesUpon completion of this seminar, participants will be better able to:
  • Explain plan review authorities and responsibilities.
  • Describe how fire code plan review is required in addition to IBC plan review.
  • Evaluate those circumstances where requirements established in the IFC affect the International Building Code® use and occupancy classification.
  • Evaluate the fire apparatus access road requirements for a specific project.
  • Verify the required fire protection water supplies and fire hydrant distribution requirements for a specific project.
  • Apply the requirements for building services and systems.
  • Give examples of those occupancies where built-in fire protection systems and equipment are required by Chapters 9.
  • Verify that means of egress requirements in the IFC are met on submitted commercial building plans.
  • Identify those conditions where specific operations or equipment create hazardous conditions; verify that the special hazards comply with the IFC.
  • Identify the hazards associated with chemical use, storage and handling; verify that the hazardous material use, storage and handling comply with the IFC.
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DescriptionThis course addresses numerous provisions in the 2009 International Fire Code (IFC).  Where the fire code contains requirements applicable to construction, design, operations, storage, use and handling that occur in a special occupancy, but that are not regulated specifically by the 2009 IFCThe course is intended to help Code Enforcement Officials responsible for plan review to identify those areas where plan review will include compliance with the IFC. Activities and discussions will further enhance participant learning.   During this training, participants will be listening to lecture and viewing examples as well as discussing sections of the IFC that pertain to plan review of a commercial building. They will participate in activities that involve a set of plans and a checklist, performing parts of a plan review individually and in groups.