INFERNO: Protecting Buildings and People from Fire

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT

This one hour course will describe the evolution of light wood frame construction and why it is an effective method to solving the affordable housing crisis. Our team will discuss how fire poses significant threats to mid-rise light wood-frame buildings-under-construction. We will also explore fire protection strategies and how to design safer and more sustainable buildings for occupants and first responders. Finally, we will review how fire inhibitors may contribute to LEED v4 BD+C projects.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Describe the history of wood frame construction in the United States and the environmental impact of wood products derived from premature tree harvesting.
  2. Review why mid-rise light wood-frame buildings burn down so frequently during the framing phase of construction.
  3. Identify fire protection strategies to design safer and more sustainable buildings for occupants and first responders.
  4. Explain how wood products treated with fire inhibitors may contribute to LEED v4 BD+C projects.
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AIA Course Number: 
WMF06B
GBCI Course ID: 
0920016901