Understanding ICC and NFPA Vertical Opening Construction Requirements

  • September 11, 2013
  • 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM
  • DoubleTree Hotel - Westminster, CO


  • Registration rate for Authorities Having Jurisdiction (e.g., building officials, fire officials, inspectors, etc.)
  • This is the rate for SFPE-RMC "Members" and "Chapter Friend Members" to attend this meeting.
  • This is the rate for attendees who are not members of SFPE-RMC. [Note that membership in the Chapter is only $25 for the year ($15 for SFPE organization members). If you plan to attend more than one Chapter meeting, Chapter Membership pays for itself quickly!]
  • This registration type is for pre-paid "Chapter Friends" or "Chapter Members" who prepaid for all meetings with their membership payment for the year.
  • College-aged students who are currently enrolled in a Bachelors or Masters degree program, who are interested in the profession of Fire Protection Engineering.

Registration at least two days in advance is preferred (so that we have an accurate count) but is not absolutely necessary.
Registration is closed

Vertical Opening Options


Understanding vertical opening construction requirements from both the IBC and NFPA perspective.  The course will focus on differences between how the IBC and NFPA treat vertical openings as well as discuss the new organization of Chapter 7 with regards to shafts in the 2012 IBC.  Specific topics of interest include:

- HVAC design

- Required exit enclosures and options

- Convenience stairs

- When does an atrium make sense

- Elevator Lobbies



Sean Donohue is a registered Fire Protection Engineer in the State of Colorado and has been serving the design and construction industry for 18 years in both public and private capacities.  He currently serves out of the Colorado Springs office of Hughes Associates.

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