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NFPA Life Safety Code® and Building Design

OnDemand Webinar (67 minutes)

Learn to navigate NFPA Life Safety Code® requirements and avoid common design mistakes.Navigating code requirements can be a challenge for many design professionals and code officials, especially when it comes to designing the egress system. This information will help the person(s) responsible for designing the life safety features of buildings and those responsible for review of such designs gain a fundamental understanding of the essential concepts and the mistakes that are commonly made.


William E. Koffel, P.E., FSFPE, Koffel Associates, Inc.


Basic Life Safety Design Concepts

• Means of Egress

- Capacity

- Arrangement

- Travel Distance

• Construction

- Protection of Means of Egress

- Compartmentation

• Fire Growth

- Interior Finish

- Furnishings and Contents

Common Design Mistakes

• Horizontal Exits

• Exit Discharge

• Multiple Occupancies

Future Changes - 2018 Edition

• Security Considerations

• Health Care Occupancies