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Tall Wood Buildings: Performance & Protection

Curriculum: Adjusting Property

State Approved CE Credits:FL TX

Wednesday 8:30 - 10:00

Sean DeCrane, Manager-Industry Relations
UL LLC, Cleveland, OH

Stephen Quarles, PhD,  Chief Scientist
IBHS, Richburg, SC

Dwayne Sloan, Manager-Building Materials
UL LLC, Research Triangle Park, NC

  • 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 code processes for the two organizations 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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