CPD Offering – Interior Tech – Atrium Design & Wide Span Opening Protectives – November 2021

Presentation Topic: Atrium Design & Wide Span Opening Protectives

Date: November 2, 4 and 16, 2021

Time: 9:00am – 11:00am (PST)

Registration Fee: No Charge

Further details about the event, including a meeting link, will be sent to you 1 day prior to the event when you register.

Registration: Click here to register

CPD Eligibility: 2 points – Category A4


Presentation Overview:

Atrium Design & Wide Span Opening Protectives – 2 – Hour Interactive Slide Presentation

Course Objective:
To understand the fundamental principles that govern the provisions of the National Building Code regarding interconnected floor spaces and
openings through floor assemblies. These considerations include more specific provisions as detailed in the British Columbia Building Code for
both openings and opening protection.

• Fire Separation – Subsection 3.1.8
• Opening Protection – Article
• Interconnected Floor Spaces (atriums) – Subsections 3.2.2 and 3.2.8
• Fire Resistance – CAN/ULC-S101
• Fire Protection – CAN/ULC-S104
• Fire Protection Curtain Assemblies – US/IBC 716.4
Vertical Compartmentation
• Smoke Control
• Floor Opening Protection
• Roof Hatches & Access Doors
• NFPA 288
Facts vs Myths
• Fire Protective Curtain Assemblies
• UL 10D
• Hose Stream (S104)
• Time-Temperature Curve (S101 & S104)
• Emily Carr University Case Study
• Structural Floor Loads
Building Code Summary


David L. Dodge, CSI, CDT, VP of Business & Code Development
David has been involved in the construction industry since 1975. With an extensive background in project estimating and management and a bachelor’s degree in business management, David soon realized a great deal of success in building product marketing and sales. Within this venue he found his passion – building code development and architectural design compliance. Since 1988, he has assisted architectural firms in understanding and implementing the provisions of the model codes as they pertain to fire and life safety. His particular focus is on the fire door industry, promoting cutting edge technology to resolve code compliance challenges.
David is a corporate member of the International Code Council (ICC) and earned his Construction Document Technologist (CDT) from the Construction Specifications Institute. He has served on several ICC committees – both local, regional and national – for the adoption and implementation of the International Building Code throughout the US. He is a recognized speaker and instructor, teaching the fire and life safety provisions of the model codes to design professionals and regulatory officials. David is a certified CEU instructor under the ICC Education Provider program. As part of the McKEON team David draws on his 30-plus years of experience in the building code arena when assisting design professionals and product representatives with code and design compliance challenges.


Organization Overview: 

Interior Tech is a specialty contractor with a focus on fire/smoke/egress design, glass, acoustic operable partitions, space division alternatives, and security. We provide design & budget assistance, specifications, design details, installation, and technical support. Serving the Pacific Northwest since 1947, we are dedicated to providing our customers with proven solutions and unmatched customer service.

Given the uniqueness of our niche product and design areas, we provide highly specialized design, construction, and owner support to ensure each project’s success. We are uniquely positioned to bring value to the design and construction team.

We have built a strong foundation in Oregon and Washington, growing from just a few employees in 1947 to one of the largest contractors of our type in the US. Our founder, Arnold Fredrickson, was known for the same brand of customer service and work ethic that we strive for today. Our success is a result of our dedication to customer service and strong relationships we’ve built with our business partners and customers. We serve clients throughout the Pacific Northwest from our offices in Seattle, Portland, Spokane and Vancouver B.C.