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2018 Washington State Code Update and Fire Protection & Life Safety 101

The 2018 WA State Code Update session will review core requirements such as: occupancy classifications, construction type, means of egress, and special uses. We will also go over some common misses and misinterpretations that we see as code consultants. We will close with the 2018 IBC changes and Washington Energy Code updates. Overall this class is a designed for the intermediate level user but has flexibility to answer questions to go deeper or explain the intent and application based on audience interest. Fire Protection and Life Safety will provide an overview of the role of the fire protection engineer and highlight key fire protection/life safety building concepts. This presentation will review commonly encountered design issues and illustrate how fire protection/life safety principles are implemented to achieve a code compliant design. Topics covered will include protection of vertical openings, occupancy classifications, fire resistance rated separations, fire protection system design, performance based design and other related topics.

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Registration Closes: Wednesday, April 17, 2019.


Friday, April 19, 2019
Best Western Skagit Valley Convention Center, Cascade Ballroom

8:30 – 9:00 am Registration + Light Refreshments
9 am – 12:00 pm Program Begins – 2018 Code Update
12 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1 – 2:00 pm Program continues – 2018 Code Update
2 – 3:00 pm Fire & Life Safety 101 talk
3:00 pm Program Ends

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  • Understand fundamentals of code compliance for a building, including commonly encountered fire protection/life safety design issues and potential methods to address them.
  • Understand special use conditions and how it affects building design, including major fire protection and life safety features and design elements.
  • Understand the 2018 code changes to the base code in Washington, with special time given to the 2018 energy code.
  • Learn about fire protection performance-based design and when it is advantageous compared to prescriptive code compliance.


Includes 5 LUs (HSW) and light refreshments

$125.00 AIA members
$64.00 Associate
$20.00 Student
$175.00 Non-Member

Reduced rate options are available, please submit the Continuing Education Scholarship / Reduced Rate Request form  via email by Wednesday, April 17, 2019. 


 Samir Mokashi, Principal, Code Unlimited | David Gramlich, Senior Fire Protection Engineer, Coffman Engineers

All speakers subject to change. 


Special thanks to the Northwest Washington Steering Committee for planning this session!


  • David Christensen AIA
  • Doug Landsem AIA
  • Michael Smith FAIA
  • Jason Williard AIA
  • Lois Wardell AIA
  • Neil McCarthy


Registration or Credit Questions?
Contact Connor Descheemaker, Membership & Volunteer Manager at AIA Seattle

Program Questions?
Contact Karen Bacon, NWW Section Coordinator

Sponsorship Questions?
Contact Dave Christensen, NWW Section Chair


April 19, 2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Event Price
$20 - $175
Class Credit
5 LU , HSW


AIA Seattle
(206) 448-4938


Best Western Skagit Valley Convention Center
2300 Market Street
Mount Vernon, WA 98273 United States
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