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2021 Code Academy: Chapters 7 and 8, Fire Resistance and Interior Finishes

April 14, 2021 @ 7:30 am 10:30 am




Start: 7:30 am
Finished by: 10:30 am


$35 – AIA Member

$75 – Non-Member

*Zoom* Code Academy: Chapters 7 and 8, Fire Resistance and Interior Finishes

The IBC is an essential tool used to provide public safety, health and welfare. Designing with new materials and complex client programs can push the boundaries of a straight-forward code summary. The third seminar will cover chapters 7 and 8 of the Ohio Building Code (OBC). Chapter 7 deals with fire and smoke protections features and will discuss passive fire protections systems. Chapter 8 deals with interior finishes and will discuss the requirements related to interior finishes for floors, walls, and ceilings.

Register by 3pm on April 13 to attend.

Learning Objectives

  • Requirements related to protections of exterior walls, fire walls, fire barriers
  • General requirements; walls and ceiling finishes; interior floor finishes; and decorative materials and trims
  • Learn the requirements rated to fire resistance ratings
  • Requirements for the vertical and horizontal components and alternatives to fire test assemblies


Majed A. Dabdoub, P.E. studied Civil Engineering at Ohio University before earning an M.S. in Structural Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. He served as a building plans examiner for the City of Cincinnati from 1987 through 2014 when he left to start his own firm which offers code consulting, training, and structural engineering services.

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