Event Architecture for Health: NFPA 101-How Suite It Is!

February 15, 2019 - 11:30am

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AIA Austin Center for Architecture
801 West 12th Street
78701 Austin
Phone: 512-452-4332


Join the Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) for a presentation led by John A. Rickard, AIA, PE, RAS, covering the key suite provisions in NFPA 101 Life Safety Code that apply to health care facility design.

John has nearly 40 years of experience in design, construction, and code consulting and is both a registered architect and engineer in the state of Texas. He has particular interest in the long-term effects of design decisions on facility safety, function, and operating costs. A member of the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) Standards Council since 2012, John is also a member of the American Institute of Architects and the American Society of Civil Engineers. In 2016, he was appointed to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation's Architectural Barriers Advisory Board. Before founding P3 Consulting in 2013, John was a founding partner of architectural design firms Pi Architects & Engineers and Katus, LLC. A native of Houston, John received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Virginia and his Master of Engineering in Construction Management from the University of Texas at Austin.

Learning Objectives for this continuing education event are:

  • Participants will be able to understand what suites are and how they can be used in the design of health care projects, using NFPA 101.    
  • Participants will be able to correctly apply suite technical requirements to the design of health care projects, using NFPA 101.
  • Participants will be able to educate their staff and clients regarding the use of suites in health care design, using NFPA 101.
  • Participants will be able to assess existing health care facilities and correctly determine where the use of suites could help resolve egress issues, using NFPA 101.