Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Learn Key Changes in the 2009 International Building Code

Contact: Stephanie Pure, (206) 448-4938 ext. 103,

AIA Seattle course includes information on newly-adopted, significant amendments by the State of Washington and City of Seattle.

Seattle—AIA Seattle, a Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, is offering a four-hour educational course on key changes to the 2009 International Building Code (IBC), including information on use & occupancy, high-rise, incidental use, fire and smoke protection features, and means of egress. The course is presented by Thomas Kinsman, PE of T.A. Kinsman Consulting Company.

Key Changes in the 2009 International Building Code
Tuesday January 25, 2011
Mountaineers Program Center, 7700 Sand Point Way NE, (Located inside Warren G. Magnuson Park)

Cost: $80 AIA Members/Government
$125 Non-Members
$45 Associates
$25 Students w/ student ID

To register, visit:

A limited number of scholarships are available to AIA Seattle members in good standing. To apply, please download and return the application form on the registration page. Questions? Contact Danielle Henderson for more information.

AIA Seattle, an AIA Continuing Education System (CES) Provider, has applied for AIA Learning Units for this course, estimated at 3.5 LU/HSW/SD.

After attending this course, participants will be able to interpret the new:

  • High-rise provisions (such as structural integrity of shaft walls assemblies, SFRM fire proofing, emergency responder radio coverage, smoke removal, stair enclosure separation, 3rd stairway in super high-rises, self evacuation elevators, fire service elevators, and luminous path markings)
  • Incidental use provisions
  • Special occupancy provisions (such as ambulatory care facilities and live-work dwelling units)
  • Smoke and fire protection provisions (such as marking rated wall separations, projections, exterior wall exposure, fire wall intersections with the exterior wall, shaft enclosure exceptions, and curtain wall / floor assembly intersections)
  • Means of egress provisions (such as required egress width factors; accessible means of egress exceptions, special locking of exit doors, unenclosed required exit access stairways, stairway detail exceptions, stair to roof requirements, guards, dead end corridors, and single exit buildings)

Thomas Kinsman, PE is Principal of T.A. Kinsman Consulting Company which serves architects, developers, building owners, and attorneys on matters relating to both the technical and procedural aspects of the building code regulation, and includes providing ICC code training sessions to AIA, government agencies, and architectural firms. In 2000, he retired from a 30 year career with the City of Seattle, 24 years of which was in successively more responsible positions relating to construction code permitting and regulation. He has been active for many years in local, regional, and national code development. Tom has taught building code classes at the University of Washington and has served on the State Building Code Council. He is an Honorary Member of AIA Seattle.

About the Seattle Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
Founded in 1894, AIA Seattle is a not-for-profit professional association of architects, allied professionals, and laypeople. AIA Seattle provides the architecture community with resources and relationships to make a difference through design. We open doors, provide connections, keep our members and the public informed, and demonstrate our commitment to great design as the key ingredient for livable, sustainable places.


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