The United States has the highest fire losses in terms of both frequency and total losses of any modern society. Architects play a crucial role in designing safer environments that also incorporate efficient fire protection systems. Some of the key ways to mitigate potential fire risks are by specifying appropriate materials, thoughtfully designing the layout and flow of the building, identifying fire escape routes, and in-building emergency communication systems, to name a few design elements. Ideally, the fire strategy is integrated without compromising design sensibilities and vision. By understanding the necessary criteria and the range of choices available, and by taking an integrated systems approach to create a total building fire safety system package, extraordinary and innovative solutions can arise that solve important fire safety problems that are also optimized for the unique design of every building.

COURSES INCLUDE:

   Fire-Retardant-Treated Wood and the International Building Code

   Modern Masonry - Fire Protection and Enhanced Performance

   Occupant Evacuation and Fire Service Access Elevators

   Opening Doors to Design Opportunities

   Accessible Design for Emergencies

   The Future of Fire-Rated Glass & Framing

   Design Elements for Fire Rescue Operations

   Planning for Performance: Fire Protection for Steel Buildings 

Visit the mini-site at the registration link above for more information on the courses offered and presenters.

 

This will be a hybrid event.  Attendees will have the option to attend in person, following the protocol in place at the time of the event, or to attend via Zoom Webinar.