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SGH Boston 2018 Seminar Series—Seminar 2: Examining Building Enclosures with Combustible Materials

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    Free and open to the public

Presented by Vince Cammalleri, AIA, and Brian D. Kuhn Jr., P.E., LEED Green Associate

Join us for the second seminar in our 2018 series, hosted by Simpson Gumpertz & Heger at Atlantic Wharf in Downtown Boston.

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.

For those who qualify, 1.0 LU/HSW is available.

5:30–6:00 pm Registration and refreshments
6:00–7:00 pm Presentation and discussion
7:00–7:30 pm Cocktail reception

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