This series introduces basic concepts behind how and why egress systems function for buildings.

This is an introductory series concerning Means of Egress concepts within building design and construction. What is it? Why do we evaluate it? Who evaluates it? What is the basic premise? That's what we'll cover as part of this series. ​

Our objectives include:

  1. Understand what is a "means of egress", and common misconceptions about egress systems.
  2. Understand the importance of evaluating egress, what codes and standards affect egress systems, and who typically serves this function.
  3. Be introduced to basic terminology used for means of egress systems, how those are documented for projects.

LS181 - 2023 - 1.0 HOUR



Steven Barrett, PE

Fire Protection Engineer IV at SmithGroup / Fire Protection Engineer | Chicago, Illinois, USA
Steven Barrett is a licensed professional engineer in the discipline of fire protection with over 14 years of design experience in the practice of fire protection, fire alarm, building code, and life safety in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction industry. Mr. Barrett is the Fire Protection Discipline Leader for the SmithGroup Midwest Region (including Madison, Milwaukee, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and Chicago – the office where he is based). Mr. Barrett is also an adjunct professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois where he teaches Plumbing and Fire Protection Design in the Civil and Architectural Engineering Department to bachelor’s and master’s students.