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Public Life - Safety


The International Building Code for Interiors

Kimberly MarksKimberly Marks
Available CEUs: 0.2 Intermediate
Designation: Health, Safety, Welfare (HSW)
Subject Index: Codes and Standards: Building Codes (6.2)

Introduction asks “What do interior designers need to know about structural design?” To which it answers “They need to know what they don't know.” Meaning that they must be aware of structures and how to identify them in order to avoid them and thereby maintain them. This course describes the primary forces that act against structures and identifies and describes the general terminologies of structural components. How to plan with, around and protect structural systems, starts with the identification of structural systems. Common interior planning considerations for floor loading, expansion joints, floor penetrations, and bracing for fixtures and casework are discussed.

 


Understanding Building Code Basics: For the Interior Designers and Space Planners

Donna KirbyDonna Kirby, FASID
Available CEUs: 0.2 Intermediate
Designation: Health, Safety, Welfare (HSW)
Subject Index: Codes & Standards: Building Codes (6.2)

Based on the 2006 Int’l Building Code this course covers the fundamentals of using a code book, assigning correct occupancy, calculating occupant load, calculating the number and size of exits and other egress requirements.  Basic code language and terms will be explained.

 


The New ADA Guidelines: What you need to know!

Donna KirbyDonna Kirby, FASID
Available CEUs: 0.2 Intermediate
Designation: Health, Safety, Welfare (HSW)
Subject Index: Codes & Standards: Barrier Free/ADA (6.1)

The focus for this class is on ADA Guidelines and ANSI A117.1  ’03/’06 for building interiors.  This class covers the changes that were made with the Revision of the Americans With Disabilities Act Standards 2010  and compares it to the ANSI documents that are part of the 2006/2009 International Building Codes.  If you do government design work or use the International Building Code this class is a must.

 


Fire and Design for Hospitality: The Good, The Bad, The Money

Bruce GoffBruce Goff, FASID
Available CEUs: 0.2 Intermediate
Designation: Health, Safety, Welfare (HSW)
Subject Index: Codes & Standards: Fire Safe Design (6.3)

New building codes are adopted every three to five years, yet the typical building in the United States is now over 40 years old.  In addition as the economy has cooled less new use specific buildings are being constructed.  With five code changes and adaptive reuse the norm the typical project will have major code and life safety compliance issues.  This course allows the interior designer to identify potential areas, work with consultants in assisting the owner in properly evaluating the potential needs, costs and overall impact to a project.   All making the ID more valuable to their client.  This course gives an overview of code, methods to prepare site reviews, code issues and a process to establish a plan of action.   Real life disasters, manmade and natural are reviewed to provide touchstones to why and when code makes its most dramatic changes.