Fire Protection in Wood High Rise


David Barber, Principal, Arup, will talk about “char” and how fire protection works in wood buildings.  Hewill discuss the differences between IBC 2012 (DCMR 2013) and IBC2015 and the current testing for 2hour ratings including the difference between 1-hour mid-rise and 2-hour high rise.  He will touch onconnection details of different types.

After attending this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify reasons to consider wood as a building material for tall buildings.
  2. Recognize IBC requirements for tall wood buildings that differ from other building materials.
  3. Recall current issues related to the fire fundamentals of tall wood building.
  4. Describe approval methods of tall wood buildings.

Continuing Education

1.0 HSW
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Price: $30.00