Examining Building Enclosures with Combustible Materials

Date: March 14, 2018 5:30pm
Location: Atlantic Wharf, Boston, MA

DATE
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

LOCATION
Atlantic Wharf (in the Fort Point Room) 
290 Congress Street 
Boston, MA 02210

DIRECTIONS
Two blocks from South Station on the Red Line. Parking is available in the parking garage between Sorelle Café & Boloco (282 Congress Street and 284 Congress Street) for a $12 flat rate if you enter after 5:00PM.

SCHEDULE
5:30 - 6:00PM Registration & Refreshments
6:00 - 7:00PM Presentation & Discussion
7:00 - 7:30PM Cocktail Reception

Participants will earn 1.0 AIA CES Learning Unit (LU/HSW) for their attendance. Attendance is free and open to all; please invite colleagues. We will serve refreshments and hors d'oeuvres. Space is limited to the first 100 guests to register.
 

ABOUT THE EVENT

Following a series of exterior fires in high-rise buildings around the globe, the fire protection industry has taken a closer look at the role exterior wall construction played in these events and how fire protection strategies can adapt. In this seminar, we will review recent examples of these fires, the building science of exterior walls, and the interface of building science, aesthetics, and fire safety in high-rise buildings. We will also discuss current trends in exterior wall design, including the use of more combustible materials; the current IBC-based code requirements and testing protocols for multiple wall configurations; and potential code changes and new testing protocols under consideration in the industry.

After attending this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the global history of recent exterior fires.
  • Understand the applicable U.S. code sections related to flammable materials on exterior walls.
  • Gain an understanding of the applicable test standards and when the code requires testing.
  • Discuss the potential future impacts of recent fires on the code.
 

SPEAKERS

   
Vince Cammalleri, AIA | Senior Principal 
Vince Cammalleri is the Building Technology region head for SGH’s East Coast operations. He has extensive experience in the design, investigation, and repair of walls, roofs, glass curtain walls, and windows. Vince specializes in the analysis of moisture migration and condensation issues in building enclosures caused by heat, air, and vapor flow. He has lectured as an adjunct professor at the McGill University School of Architecture and as a visiting lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Architecture and Urban Planning. He has published numerous papers related to building technology in the United States and Canada.
   
Brian D. Kuhn Jr., P.E., LEED Green Associate | Senior Project Manager
Brian Kuhn specializes in building, fire, and life safety code consulting; computer fire and egress modeling; and structural fire protection. He has experience across a variety of building types, including large assembly, transportation, health care, mixed-use office, and university campuses. Brian also specializes in using performance-based fire, smoke, and egress modeling for new design, historic renovations, and investigation. He has been an invited guest lecturer to Catholic University’s School of Architecture and Planning and is also a member of the Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC) Codes Committee, the Boston Society of Architects Codes Committee, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE).


WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Owners
  • Facilities Managers
  • Property Managers
  • Contractors
  • Architects
  • Attorneys

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