Monday, April 9, 2018
Atlantic Wharf (in the Fort Point Room)
290 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210
Two blocks from South Station. 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.
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.
|Emily R. Hopps, P.E. | Associate Principal
Emily Hopps has experience in design, investigation, evaluation, restoration, commissioning, and construction administration of historic and contemporary buildings. She specializes in building enclosure systems, including foundations, wall systems, windows, and roofing. She has presented and published articles on a wide variety of building enclosure topics, and has also taught courses on building enclosure design and commissioning at Roger Williams University and The Cooper Union.
|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?
- Facilities Managers
- Property Managers
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