Monday, September 21 from 9 am – 12 pm

"Hazardous Materials and the IBC/IFC"

International Building Code (IBC) and International Fire Code (IFC)

Presented by John Swanson, Principal/Owner, Fire & Life Safety Consulting

Registration has closed.

Class Description:

Almost all occupancies will utilize hazardous materials for one reason or another. This course will provide code officials, design professionals and those responsible for enforcing or applying the IBC/IFC with the hazardous materials requirements from the International Building/Fire Codes.  Topics to be discussed include occupancy classifications, different types of hazardous materials, maximum allowable quantities, control areas and more.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the different types of hazardous materials and how they are categorized under the IBC/IFC.
  2. Comprehend the different occupancy classifications depending on the type and quantity of material stored, used or dispensed in the building.
  3. Review the IBC/IFC maximum allowable quantities (MAQ) table from the IBC/IFC so code officials and design professionals can adequately interpret and apply the table and use the footnotes/exceptions to their benefit.

Target Audience

Code officials, design professionals, consultants responsible for applying, interpreting and enforcing the International Building/Fire Codes.

Level of Expertise: 

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Class Materials/Books to Reference:

  • International Building Code (IBC)
  • International Fire Code (IFC)

ICC Preferred Provide Program Continuing Education Credit (ICC PPP CEUs)

OBOA is an approved International Code Council (ICC) Preferred Provider. The Preferred Provider Program recognizes and promotes ICC-approved educational offerings as they relate to codes, standards and guidelines, as well as building construction materials, products and methods. ICC certificate holders may obtain ICC CEUs from Preferred Providers that can be applied toward the renewal requirements of ICC’s certification program. It is the intent of OBOA that all classes offered at institutes will be approved for the Preferred Provider Program.

ICC PPP Approved Course #: 23660 | 0.3 CEUs 

An ICC CEU is a continuing education unit; each 10 clock hours of continuing education equals 1 CEU. Our typical one-day seminar has 6 hours of instruction, or 0.6 CEUs. Credit is awarded for a variety of activities wherein the objective is achieving relevant professional knowledge beyond that required for initial certification. Participation in all OBOA courses are approved for International Code Council (ICC) certification renewal continuing education credits as noted for each class. Please check with your appropriate jurisdiction and/or institution regarding your specific continuing education credit needs. 



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