Real World Examples to Provide Fire Rated Assemblies Using Approved Methods

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The presentation covers basic examples for providing fire rated assemblies such as walls, columns, beams and floors/roofs, for new building construction. The examples are for demonstrating compliance with the fire resistance requirements of the 2018 International Building Code. Course material presented will cover using code recognized technical resources and methods to document compliance.


  1. Participants are given instruction on the use of the approved methods recognized in Chapter 7 of the IBC for meeting the required fire resistances of the building elements.
  2. Participants gain a working knowledge of the technical resources available to document expected fire resistance of building elements.
  3. Participants are presented real world examples to determine the fire resistance requirements for key building elements including the structural frame, floors, roofs and exterior walls using the approved methods.
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Speakers Stephen V. Skalko, P.E.
Duration 97
Speaker Bios

Steve Skalko, P.E. has over 35 years of experience in the application of building and fire safety codes to buildings. His experience includes code compliance with new building construction as well as existing buildings. He has been involved in the technical development of the International Building Code, NFPA 5000 – Building Construction and Safety Code and NFPA 101 – Life Safety Code on a national basis. He also has experience on the application of codes from a design and an enforcement point of view. He is the former Building Official and Fire Marshal for Macon-Bibb County, Georgia. He has taught classes on application of building and fire safety codes for code officials, architects, engineers and contractors through numerous continuing education programs and is registered as an ICC Preferred Provider. Steve graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree and from Georgia College and State University with a Master of Science in Administration degree. He is registered as a professional engineer in Georgia in the fields of civil engineering and fire protection engineering.

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