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NWW: WA State Building Code Means of Egress

Join us for this live 4-hour webinar with Steve Thomas for a basic overview of the means of egress requirements included in Chapter 10 of the Washington State Building Code. The presentation will include detailed discussions on the design of the means of egress in buildings. Subjects included in the class are the three parts of the means of egress including occupant loads, egress width, number of exits, travel distance, common path of egress travel and exit enclosures. Practical examples will be used to illustrate code requirements. The Washington State amendments will be discussed as a part of the presentation.

Price: $60 members / $90 non-members / $35 Associate
Date: Thursday, June 9, 2022
Time: 8:30AM – 1PM PST

Intended Audience: Architects and Building Officials, Contractors
Course Level: Intermediate

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This live, virtual program is presented by AIA Seattle’s Northwest Washington Section with full closed captioning. Please indicate on your registration if you would like to be contacted regarding specific accommodations to fully participate in this program. Contact Connor Descheemaker, Member Engagement Manager, with any questions or concerns.

Learning Objectives:

  • Detailed discussion to facilitate participants’ understanding of the design of the means of egress in buildings.
  • Participants will be able to identify the three parts of the means of egress system and the requirements of each.
  • Participants will understand how to calculate occupant load, egress width, number of exits, travel distance, common paths of egress travel and exit enclosures.
  • Participants will learn by the review of practical examples to illustrate the code requirements.


Colorado Regional Manager and Education Director for Shums Coda Associates

Photo of smiling White man with gray wispy hair and goatee. Wearing a dark-grey suit jacket over collared light-blue shirt, in front of black backgroundMr. Thomas has over forty years’ experience in working with building codes including plan reviews, inspections and administration. His firm provides building code consulting services for governmental agencies and architectural firms, as well as educational seminars on building codes across the country.  Working for a building code-consulting firm since 1999, he has served as the contract Building Official for different local jurisdictions in Colorado.  Mr. Thomas has served on several ICBO and ICC committees including serving as a member and then Chairman of the ICC Means of Egress Code Development Committee. He was named an honorary member of ICC in 2021. He is also the author of the book, Building Code Basics, based on the 2009 & 2012 IBC and Building Code Essentials based on the 2015 & 2018 IBC, both available from ICC. He and his previous firm, Colorado Code Consulting were awarded the Educator of the Year Award by the ICC in 2018. He has presented building code classes for the last 35 years and provides an interesting and engaging look at building codes.


June 9, 2022
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Event Price
Class Credit


AIA Seattle
(206) 448-4938