Bringing Construction Means of Yesterday into Code Requirements of Today

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Bringing Construction Means of Yesterday into Code Requirements of Today

Existing Building Code: Bringing construction means & methods of yesterday into code requirements and testing standards of today

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St. Mary's Cultural Center 18100 Merriman Rd Livonia, MI 48152

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  • 3 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Presented by the Building Codes & Regulations Committee of AIA Detroit

3 Health, Safety, Welfare (HSW) AIA Learning Units will be provided.

Lunch will be provided for in-person attendees.

Description: Historical review of building construction materials means and methods: drywall, plaster, masonry, pyrobar, clay tiles and miscellaneous materials. Join us as we meander existing building materials means and methods, barrier repairs, while addressing the physical environment of yesterday and meeting 3rd party testing standards and code compliance of today.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand fire protection industry from a historical perspective of fire events, industry terminology of “Definitions through Evolution” and need for more robust testing.
  2. Understand physical environment and identifying construction materials means and methods of yesterday and possible repairs to existing fire-resistance-rated barriers.
  3. Understand how the barrier repair reinstates the integrity and continuity of the fire-resistance-rated barrier in accordance with 3rd party testing laboratories and code requirements of today... Archaic materials.
  4. Understand importance of application-based specifications, standards of existing building construction and sourcing UL Systems or technical evaluations in accordance with 3rd party testing laboratories.

Imagine owning a 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air, which provided safety features of the era but you live in a state with highly regulated vehicle inspections. In order to drive the vehicle, it must first pass a vehicle inspection. Fast forward to today and the age of airbags, crumple zones and sensory alerts - depending on the state, the vehicle may be registered, insured and driven… but at the peril of the owner. Play this video of old an car vs modern car / evolution of car safety:

Speaker Info: Michael Crall is a Field Engineer – Central North America for Specified Technologies Inc. STI is a global firestop manufacturer located in New Jersey with engineering offices in NJ and OK. Michael’s experience includes 30 years in IBC / NFPA Compliance Standards, Barrier Management Strategies, healthcare facility audits and has been providing AIA / BICSI and various state approved presentations for over 25 years.

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