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The Balanced Design Approach to Fire Safety: How Concrete Building Systems can help Reduce Risk
March 31 @ 5:56 pm
Hosted by the National Ready Mix Concrete Association | Build with Strength
AIA-CES: 1 HSW LU (1 Hour) | 1 PDH | 0.1 CEU
Structure fires and wildfires result in significant loss of life and property in the United States each year. In addition to the direct losses of fighting fires, relocating residents and rebuilding, large fire events can cause substantial indirect losses to communities. There has been an increase in single family and multifamily structure fire losses, partly due to increased use of combustible construction methods. This presentation will investigate the causes of these fires and provide balanced design recommendations using both active and passive fire protection strategies. It will suggest several noncombustible concrete building systems to help reduce risk of fire loss in buildings.
• Understand the reasons for the increase of fire losses in single family and multifamily buildings from structure fires and wildfires.
• Learn how the building code has evolved to increase the reliance on active fire protection systems and reduced their reliance on passive fire protection systems.
• Recognize the balance fire design principles that can improve fire safety in buildings.
• Understand the contribution noncombustible materials such as concrete makes to fire safety.
Who Should Attend?
Architects, Engineers, Contractors, Developers, Building Owners and Product Manufacturers
Lionel Lemay, PE, SE, LEED AP, Executive Vice President, Structures and Sustainability, NRMCA
Shamim Rashid-Sumar, PE, FSFPE, Vice President, Fire Codes and Standards, NRMCA