2012 IBC Means of Egress

Course Title 2012 IBC Means of Egress
Contact Hours6
Duration1 Day
Education CategoryPremium
ObjectivesUpon completion of this seminar, participants will be better able to:
  • List and describe each of the three parts of a means of egress.
  • Identify the eight fundamental means of egress design issues.
  • Calculate the occupant load and determine the required means of egress capacity.
  • Determine the required number of exit access doorways and exits.
  • Determine the requirements for arrangement of the means of egress elements, including:
—         the location of exit access doorways and exits, —         the exit access travel distance, —         the common path of egress travel, —         any egress through adjoining spaces.
  • Determine the requirements for the design, including fire-resistance-rated construction, of egress elements, including corridors; stairways; exit passageways; areas of refuge and horizontal exits.
  • Determine the requirements for door hardware, including panic hardware and door latching devices.
  • Determine the requirements for locations and amounts of means of egress lighting and signage.
  • Evaluate the adequacy of a horizontal exit as part of a means of egress plan.
  • Evaluate the means of egress in assembly spaces.
  • Evaluate the adequacy of accessible means of egress.
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DescriptionThe goal of this courseis to provide an overview of the fundamental means of egress requirements in the 2012 International Building Code® (IBC®). The reader will be presented with specific problems related to means of egress and will be asked to solve each problem using a set of plans for a four story college classroom/office building.