In this series, we will explore fundamentals of describing and determining Occupant Loads. What are Occupant Loads? What do they impact? How do we calculate Occupant Loads in the IBC and NFPA 101? We'll explore this and more with plenty of practice in this 3-hour series.

Our objectives include:

  1. Identify what an Occupant Load and Occupant Load Factor are, and what relevance they have for building design.
  2. Understand conceptually how different Occupant Load Factors function.
  3. Be able to calculate Occupant Loads across a variety of different space and building types, working our way to complete building occupant load calculations.

LS182 - 2023 - 3.0 HOURS



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.