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Stephen Quarles

Tall Wood Buildings: Performance & Protection

Monday 1:30 - 3:00
Wednesday 8:30 - 10:00

Stephen Quarles, Chief Scientist, IBHS
Dwayne Sloan, Manager-Building Materials, UL LLC

  • Assess the current state of mass timber (heavy timber) construction in the United States and Canada
  • Review current code specifications and the large scale tests already in place with heavy timber construction
  • Describe the two code processes developing specific requirements for these structures - National Fire protection Association (NFPA) and the International Code Council (ICC)
  • Scan current large scale research fire testing to understand the contribution of the mass timber to a compartment’s fuel load
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