Maxson Associates will give an overview of the multiple types of fire and smoke separation defined in the International Building Code and the code requirements for their respective opening protection assemblies, as well as the testing of all discussed assemblies.
This course has been designed to acquaint the viewer with the many aspects of Fire and Life Safety Code Requirements and how those Code Requirements affect egress and building design.
Codes and standards are developed scientifically and support the needs of our society extremely well. But because we have such a large country, local variations make the codes complex and difficult to digest, understand, and comply. As architects, we are responsible for satisfying society’s demands for buildings that are safe, secure, healthy, energy efficient, accessible, functional, sustainable, and high-performance, all while complying with enforced codes and standards. This session will explore the challenges architects face with codes and standards while navigating solutions, offering best practices, and providing strategies for managing compliance.