Ferris State University North Hall

Understanding Chapter 7 and Applying Chapter 10 of the IBC

Event Date: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 8:30am to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Event Location: 
GVSU - L.V. Eberhard Center, 301 Fulton Street W, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Shaffner Heaney Associates, Inc. Presents

Understanding Chapter 7 (Fire & Smoke Protection Features) & Applying Chapter 10 (Means of Egress) of the International Building Code (IBC) 
December 15th at GVSU Eberhard Center, 301 Fulton Street W, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 (see parking information, attached:  MAP)
Registration Deadline: December 9th
Seats are limited. Lunch will be served.  There is no cost to attendees.  Each attendee will receive 5 hours of AIA HSW credit
To register, please email Doug Zachary at dzachary@shaffnerheaney.com 

Seminar Overview

“Understanding the International Building Codes”
Speaker: David Dodge, CDT, McKeon Door Co.


  • The definition, use and application of the five walls in Chapter 7
  • Opening protective guidelines for the five walls in Chapter 7
  • Working with the 3-part Means of Egress System


A Code review and analysis of wide span opening protectives…

A Case Studies and Workshop Approach:

  • Occupancy classifications and separation of mixed occupancies (IBC, Chapters 3, 4, 5)
  • Vertical opening separation (IBC Chapter 7, 10)
  • Atrium applications (IBC Chapters 4, 7, 10)
  • Smoke Compartmentation (IBC Chapters 7, 10)
  • Corridor Separation (IBC Chapters 7, 10)
  • Exit access separation (IBC Chapters 10, 31)

Fundamental Requirements:

  • Shaft Enclosures
  • Exit Access
  • Horizontal Assemblies
  • Exit & Exit Discharge
  • Vertical Opening Protection
  • Doors
  • Why Atriums?
  • Travel Distance
  • Area Separation
  • Corridors
  • Occupancy Separation
  • Exit Enclosures
  • Special Requirements of Chapter 4
  • Horizontal Exits
  • Area Separation