Online registration is now closed.  To inquire about registration availability, please contact Deanna Christiansen.

This seminar will be presented in St. Paul and broadcast live as a webinar for those who are not able to attend the live presentation.


Seminar details

The goal of this course is to provide an overview of the fundamental means of egress requirements in the 2012 International Building Code® (IBC®). Attendees will be presented with specific problems related to means of egress and will be asked to solve each problem using a set of plans for a four story college classroom/office building.

Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be better able to:

  • List and describe each of the three parts of a means of egress.
  • Identify the eight fundamental means of egress design issues.
  • Calculate the occupant load and determine the required means of egress capacity.
  • Determine the required number of exit access doorways and exits.
  • Determine the requirements for arrangement of the means of egress elements, including:
    • the location of exit access doorways and exits,
    • the exit access travel distance,
    • the common path of egress travel,
    • any egress through adjoining spaces. 
  • Determine the requirements for the design, including fire-resistance-rated construction, of egress elements, including corridors; stairways; exit passageways; areas of refuge and horizontal exits.
  • Determine the requirements for door hardware, including panic hardware and door latching devices.
  • Determine the requirements for locations and amounts of means of egress lighting and signage.
  • Evaluate the adequacy of a horizontal exit as part of a means of egress plan.
  • Evaluate the means of egress in assembly spaces.
  • Evaluate the adequacy of accessible means of egress.

Continuing education

6.0 HSW LU Hours

Live presentation and webinar

This seminar will be presented in St. Paul and broadcast live as a webinar for those who are not able to attend the live presentation.

Click here for WebEx computer requirements and instructions for a test meeting to check your system.

Date, time, location

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
U of M, Continuing Education & Conference Center
1890 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN  55108


St. Paul location: includes continental breakfast, lunch, and program materials.
Webinar participants will receive program materials.

AIA Members $150
NonMembers $225


Jay Woodward is a Senior Staff Architect with ICC’s Business and Product Development department and works out of the Lenexa, Kansas Distribution Center.  His primary responsibility is the development of new ICC publications and instructing seminars. With over 30 years of experience in building design, construction, code enforcement, and instruction, Jay’s experience provides him with the ability to communicate effectively on issues of code application and design for code enforcement personnel as well as architects and designers.  Jay has previously served as the secretariat for the ICC A117.1 standard committee, ICC’s Energy Conservation Code and the International Building Code’s Fire Safety Code Development committee.