This is a four part webinar series on smoke control.
Smoke Control 101- Overview
(Tuesday - October 4th @11:30PST)
NFPA 4 Test and Inspections of Integrated Systems
(Wednesday - November 9th @ 11:30AM PST)
NFPA 72 – Code Cycle Changes Around “Survivability”
(Wednesday – November 16th @ 11:30AM PST)
IBC/IFC 2018/2021 Changes “I-Code Comparison”
(Wednesday – December 14th @ 11:30AM PST)
Smoke Control 101-Overview:
Review of smoke control vs. smoke management systems. Highlight codes and standards that affect the system operation and design parameters. Discuss the goals of these various systems from smoke detection, damper activation and modulation to fan control and ho to properly interface them together to work as a single system. Testing requirements an ongoing review are covered to make sure the system works today and into the future whenever it is needed.
- Understand all basic concepts for a smoke control system.
- Identify differences between smoke control and smoke management systems.
- Review the variables of dedicated and non-dedicated systems.
- Understand the variety of codes and testing standards with these systems.
NFPA 72 Changes to the 2022 edition focus on “survivability”
Fire Alarm and Building Codes are adapting to incorporate new technologies. This session will highlight recent code changes and how they address new technologies including remote, or cloud-based access, integration and resiliency.
- Understand the challenges faced with by the traditional code development cycle as it applies to technological advancements for Life Safety
- Identify the codes and challenges with emerging technology as it applies to a fire alarm system.
- Identify changes to NFPA 72, 2022 edition
NFPA 4 – Integrated Fire Protection & Life Safety System Testing (FIS 130)
Buildings contain multiple systems that are designed to provide fire protection and life safety functions in the event of an emergency. These systems are provided by multiple vendors and by code are required to be interfaced to coordinate their emergency sequences. Over time as systems are updated or serviced these interfaces need to be retested to maintain their compliance. The NFPA 4 standard will help guide the owner on what steps need to be taken to ensure the safety of their building.
1. Gain an understanding of the purpose and scope of NFPA 4
2. Define what types of systems require testing
3. Understand the testing methods and frequency
- Be able to explain the documentation requirements of NFPA 4
IBC FA Requirements by Occupancy
Fire detection systems save lives but are not required in all buildings. The International Building Code defines building requirements by occupancy class. This presentation reviews the occupancy classes and general requirements for fire detection systems including manual, automatic and voice/evacuation systems.
1. Recognize building occupancy classifications and exceptions
2. Explain the general requirement for fire protection in each occupancy class
3. Specifically review the fire alarm requirements per occupancy
4. Be able to identify which life/safety systems are required based on occupancy class
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