NFPA experts lead American Wood Council webinar on Fire Protection During Construction

Blog Post created by laurenbackstrom Employee on Jul 6, 2017

On July 13th, from 1:55 - 3:30pm ET, the American Wood Council will be hosting a free webinar on Fire Protection during Construction. This 90-minute webinar will introduce attendees to several of the recent major fires and their causes, the many fire-related hazards that exist on a construction site, the International Building and Fire Code and NFPA requirements for fire protection safeguards during construction and solutions for developing simple fire safety strategies. There also will be information on building materials and construction industry efforts to reduce fire losses.

Learning objectives for the webinar include: 
• Identify recent major fires and their reported causes
• Identify the I Code regulations and linkage to NFPA 241 for fire safety during building construction alteration and demolitions
• Develop a model fire plan for buildings under construction, alteration or demolition
• Identify existing building materials and construction industry resources for training, education and mitigation


NFPA's Division Director for the Technical Services department, Guy Colonna, will be one of the webinar presenters. He has served as Staff Liaison to committees dealing with safeguards at dust hazard process locations, explosion protection systems including venting of deflagrations, and chemical classification and is the editor of the NFPA Guide to Combustible Dusts. He currently manages the NFPA hot work training program conducted in collaboration with the Boston Fire Department.


Allan B. Fraser, CBI, CPCA, is NFPA’s Senior Building Code Specialist and will co-present next Thursday. His projects include staffing six technical committees and NFPA’s “Disability Access Review and Advisory Committee". He represents NFPA on a number of committees of other organizations. He’s been on State and Regional Technical Committees, taught Building Code at professional seminars and continuing education programs and holds both State and National Certification.


Rob Neale, the International Code Council Vice President for Government Relations: National Fire Service Activities will round out the panel. Education credits will be awarded as well. 


Register today for this webinar.