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Understanding the Fire Alarm Requirements of the International Building Code

Credit Hours
7 Hours
Learning Objectives
This course provides an in-depth review of the fire alarm requirements from Chapter 9 and related chapters from the IBC.This will be beneficial for designers of fire alarm systems, project managers, lead installers and AHJ’s as well as those preparing for the NICET III and IV exams for Fire Alarm Systems.
AFAA AHJ Member: $150
AFAA Member: $250
Non-Member: $400
Course Description
This seminar is beneficial for designers of fire alarm systems, project managers or lead installers responsible for fire alarm systems and authorities having jurisdiction responsible for fire alarm system plan review and acceptance testing. It is also useful for those preparing for the NICET Level III and IV computer-based test. Discussions and practical exercises are used to improve the participant’s knowledge of and how to use the building and fire codes in determining fire alarm requirements.

Course Outline
  • Introduction and discussion of Codes and Standards
  • Review the format of the International Building Code
  • Discuss the changes between editions
  • General fire alarm requirements such as submittal document requirements
  • Specific fire alarm requirements by occupancy use group and occupant load
  • Practical exercises and discussion of fire alarm system requirements

Event Presenter
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Ray Grill, Ray Grill Consulting
Ray Grill is a Principal of Ray Grill Consulting, PLLC. He is licensed as a fire protection and mechanical engineer in several states and has over forty years experience in fire protection engineering. Ray is a past president of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers and is a Fellow of the Society. Ray serves on several NFPA technical committees and IBC General Code and Fire Safety Code Development Committees.

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