January 9 - 11, 2018
Orlando, FL

Preventing Fires During Construction

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Tuesday, January 9 | 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Location: OCCC - West Concourse, Level 3, Room W 308 C

Format: Building Knowledge Session Level of Content: Intermediate

Who Should Attend: Subcontractors and Specialty Trade Contractors, Commercial Builders, Multifamily Builders and Developers

Track: Multifamily Housing

Speaker Handouts and Other Documents

Speaker(s): Rob Neale, MA, International Code Council, Washington, District of Columbia

What It's About:

Recent high-profile "mega-fires" in residential and commercial buildings under construction has prompted a national discussion among the fire service, product manufacturers, developers and construction managers about means to prevent them. Some of the proposals include dramatic changes to the building codes that might increase costs and lessen design options. From the fire code enforcement perspective, the solutions already exist in the codes and standards. The important issue is to educate the appropriate target audience to effect meaningful change.

What You'll Learn:

  • The attendee shall be able to describe the fire vulnerabilities of a fire construction site.
  • The attendee shall be able to identify fundamental safety precautions to avoid unwanted fires on construction sites.
  • The attendee shall be able to identify -- where adopted -- fire code regulations for construction site safety.
  • The attendee shall be able to develop a construction site fire safety plan.

Continuing Education: NAHB - 1.00 CE hour(s), NKBA - 0.1 CEU(s)

How to Attend:

Participants must be registered for a full registration package or a 1-day education with expo pass package valid for the day of the session they wish to attend. Seating for Building Knowledge sessions will be on a first-come, first-served basis.


Tags: Commercial BuildersMultifamily Builders and DevelopersMultifamily HousingSubcontractors and Specialty Trade Contractors

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