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Code Basics: Creating Clarity Around the Confusing Issues

August 29, 2017

Thursday, August 31
12-1PM | AIA Portland


*Coffee and water will be provided… please feel free to bring your lunch!

The overlapping terms in Chapters 3, 5, and 10 often create confusion when developing code plans. Sometimes the terms mean the same thing and sometimes they don’t. Understanding the relationships between them can help you to apply the code efficiently and effectively, in a way that maintains safety without compromising the goals of your project.
Just a few of the issues we’ll discuss:
  • Occupancy Groups vs Function of Space
  • Occupant Load Factor and Calculation of Occupants
  • Mixed Occupancy Groups: Separated vs Non-Separated, and Accessory.
Speaker: Tanya Wuertz, Code Analyst III
Tanya has over 20 years of experience working in the field of architecture, design, and construction. Most notably, she served as discipline lead for several projects within the semi-conductor industry, leading project teams through complex designs with ambitious schedules. She is able to decipher what drives both the design and technical aspects of a project and communicate between all disciplines to translate differing agendas into a common goal. Though new to the consulting side of code, she enjoys mentoring younger staff to help them see the bigger picture of the project to which they’re contributing, while exploring ways to effectively communicate pertinent information when working with clients.