NH Fire Prevention Society in partnership with NH Building Officials Association   


Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM EST
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NH Municipal Association 
25 Triangle Park
Concord, NH 03301

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Dee Rainville 
NH Fire Prevention Society 

November 14, 2018 NHFPS/NHBOA ICC Training 

Check in/register and coffee 8:30am
– limited seating, respond early!

Educational Presentation 9:00 am - 12:00pm
2015 IBC Allowable Heights and Areas
Educational Presentation 1:00 pm - 4:00pm
2015 Interior Finishes and Foam Plastic


Based on the provisions of IBC Chapter 5, this seminar focuses on how a building`s occupancy classification and type of construction relate to the maximum building size permitted by the IBC. The approach to determining a building`s maximum allowable height and area is explained, including use of Table 503 and all related permitted increases due to sprinkler protection and frontage open space. Detailed provisions related to mezzanines and unlimited area buildings are also addressed. Specific topics include:

      • Concept of limiting a building`s height and area due to occupancy and construction type
      • General limitations based on Table 503
      • Allowable height increases due to sprinkler protection
      • Height limits of roof structures
      • Mezzanine definition, benefits, area limitations and permissible openness
      • Equipment platforms
      • Allowable area increases due to sprinkler protection
      • Allowable area increases due to open frontage
      • Allowable area increases for multi-story buildings
      • Concept of unlimited area building provisions
      • Unlimited area building allowances

Focused primarily on Chapter 8, this seminar addresses the allowances and limitations of various finish materials of floors, walls and ceilings. In addition, the provisions dealing with the use of foam plastic insulation are examined in detail. The discussion includes the review of a number of test standards applicable to various finish conditions.

Specific topics include: Test standards applicable to interior finish materials, Wall and ceiling finishes, Textile wall and ceiling coverings, Direct, set-out and furred construction methods, Floor finishes, Decorative materials and trim, Foam plastics defined, Thermal barriers.  

      • List the hazards associated with interior finishes, decorative materials and trims.
      • Explain the differences in terminology
      • List the various options for providing increased flame resistance
      • Identify appropriate tests used to determine the safety of interior finishes
      • List the proper steps for determining code compliance during plan review and on-site inspections.
      • List the limitations of determining code compliance during plan review and on-site inspections.

New Hampshire Municipal Association, 25 Triangle Park Drive, Concord 

This is not a pre-paid meeting
Choose either day (9am or 1pm) $35 includes lunch
Choose all day $50 includes lunch

Hart’s Turkey Dinner!