Video: What is changing at the 2014 Tech Session

Blog Post created by debbiebaio Employee on Jun 3, 2014

Are you planning on attending the 2014 Technical Meeting (Tech Session) and want a sneak peak at the upcoming changes? Recently NFPA’s Standards Administration hosted a webinar on the changes that will take place at this year’s Tech Session during the 2014 NFPA Conference and Expo

 If you missed the live event, don’t worry.  It’s not too late to take advantage and watch! The topics covered include:

  • a review of the new electronic agenda for the tech session
  • how motions will be displayed to the attendees
  • how to submit live votes in accordance with the text that is shown
  • and much more.


To prepare for this year's Tech Session, attendees are able to access a complete electronic version of the Tech Session Agenda and First and Second Draft Reports of the NFPA Standards that will be addressed at the Tech Session.

Since this year’s Tech Session will address standards that have been processed through the revised standards development process, you are also encouraged to attend the Standards Forum on Tuesday, June 10 at 1:30 p.m., where the new Tech Session process will be reviewed.
NFPA will be providing wireless internet access during the Tech Session so attendees have the option of downloading the agenda prior to or during the Tech Session. Other documentation such as First Draft Reports and Second Draft Reports can be viewed on the Next edition tab of each specific document information page.  The links for the 12 specific NFPA Standards are listed below for your convenience.

The Tech Session is an important step in developing a complete record to assist the Standards Council in determining the degree of consensus achieved on proposed changes to NFPA documents. During this meeting, NFPA members are given an opportunity to vote on proposed changes and members of the public can voice their opinions on these actions.

The 2014 Tech Session will held on June 11-12 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Only NFPA members of record as of December 13, 2013 who are currently in good standing are eligible to vote.

Wednesday, June 11, starting at 2:00 p.m.

  • Internal Combustion Engines
    NFPA 37, Standard for the Installation and Use of Stationary Combustion Engines and Gas Turbines
  • Water Mist Fire Suppression Systems 
    NFPA 750, Standard on Water Mist Fire Protection Systems
  • Premises Security
    NFPA 731, Standard for the Installation of Electronic Premises Security Systems
  • Recreational Vehicles
    NFPA 1192, Standard on Recreational Vehicles

Thursday, June 12, starting at 8:00 a.m.

  • Carbon Monoxide Detection
    NFPA 720, Standard for the Installation of Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detection and Warning Equipment
  • LP-Gases at Utility Gas Plants
    NFPA 59, Utility LP-Gas Plant Code
  • National Fuel Gas Code
    NFPA 54, National Fuel Gas Code
  • Electrical Safety in the Workplace
    NFPA 70E® , Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®
  • Health Care Facilities
    NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code
  • Structures, Construction, and Materials
    NFPA 703, Standard for Fire Retardant—Treated Wood and Fire–Retardant Coatings for Building Materials
  • Safety to Life
    NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®
  • Building Code
    NFPA 5000®, Building Construction and Safety Code®

More information on this year’s Tech Session.