2015 IBC Special Topics

This two day seminar will key 2015 International Building Code® (IBC) topics:

  • 2015 IBC Mixed Occupancies
  • 2015 IBC Special Building Types and Features
  • 2015 IBC Exit Systems
  • 2015 IBC Exterior Wall and Opening Protection

Available Dates & Locations

  • Brea, CA: November 29 - 30, 2017

To register, click the button below and then navigate to November in the Class Calendar on the upper Learning Center ribbon.

Price Course Duration # CEUs Awarded PP AIA HSW
6 Hours 0.6 Approved Approved Yes

Note: Users may register for one or both days of seminars.  Pricing, CEUs and duration are per day.

Day One, Morning Session
2015 IBC Mixed Occupancies

Based on the provisions of IBC Section 508, this seminar addresses those special requirements applicable to buildings containing two or more occupancy classifications. The three mixed-occupancy options are presented along with examples and exercises that illustrate the proper application of the provisions.

Specific topics include:

  • Occupancy classification
  • Mixed occupancy conditions
  • Accessory occupancies
  • Nonseparated occupancies
  • Separated occupancies
  • Multi-story conditions 

Day One, Afternoon Session
2015 IBC Special Building Types and Features

Based on selected provisions from Chapter 4, this seminar focuses on several special building types and features. High-rise buildings, underground buildings, parking garages are specialized buildings that have their own unique considerations. Atriums, stages and platforms are building features that are evaluated in a special manner due to the hazards involved. The special detailed requirements and allowances set forth throughout Chapter 4 address a variety of uses and occupancies.

Specific topics include:

  • High-rise buildings
  • Underground buildings
  • Covered and open mall buildings
  • Parking garages
  • Aircraft hangars
  • Atriums
  • Stages and platforms

Day Two, Morning Session
2015 IBC Exit Systems

This seminar focuses on IBC Chapter 10 means of egress components that are defined and regulated as “exits.” These components, defined in Chapter 2, are considered as high-level elements that provide a considerable degree of occupant protection within the means of egress system. The exit discharge provisions will also be discussed.

Specific topics include:

  • Exterior exit doors at the level of exit discharge
  • Interior exit stairways and ramps
  • Exit passageways
  • Horizontal exits
  • Exterior exit stairways and ramps
  • Exit discharge

Day Two, Afternoon Session
2015 IBC Exterior Wall and Opening Protection

This seminar addresses the various provisions in the IBC dealing with exterior wall design and construction. Although such walls are primarily regulated due to their location on the lot, many other additional requirements are set forth in the code. Exterior bearing walls are regulated by Table 601, while the use of exterior exit stairways, exit courts and exterior areas of assisted rescue will also typically mandate some degree of fire-resistance.

Specific topics include:

  • Fire separation distance
  • Location on lot
  • Multiple buildings on the same lot
  • Type of construction
  • Combustible materials on exterior side of wall
  • Exitways, including exterior exit stairways, exit courts, interior exit stairways and exterior balconies
  • Exterior areas of assisted rescue
  • Fire wall termination