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CHICAGO MORNING SEMINAR: Examining Enclosures with Combustible Materials

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Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

135 S LaSalle Street

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Chicago, IL 60603

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Join our Chicago Seminar Series to explore current and trending topics relevant to the AEC industry. You can choose from morning and evening sessions to hear from SGH’s national and local thought leaders and network with local professionals.

ABOUT THE NOVEMBER SEMINAR

Examining Building Enclosures with Combustible Materials
Presented by Peter M. Babaian, P.E., S.E., and David J. Jacoby, P.E.

Following a series of exterior fires in high-rise buildings around the globe, the fire protection industry has taken a closer look at the role exterior wall construction played in these events and how fire protection strategies can adapt. In this seminar, we will review recent examples of these fires, the building science of exterior walls, and the interface of building science, aesthetics, and fire safety in high-rise buildings. We will also discuss current trends in exterior wall design, including the use of more combustible materials; the current IBC-based code requirements and testing protocols for multiple wall configurations; and potential code changes and new testing protocols under consideration in the industry.

After attending this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the global history of recent exterior fires.
  • Understand the applicable U.S. code sections related to flammable materials on exterior walls.
  • Gain an understanding of the applicable test standards and when the code requires testing.
  • Discuss the potential future impacts on the code of recent fires.


PARTICIPANTS WILL EARN 1.5 AIA/CES LEARNING UNITS (LU/HSW) FOR THEIR ATTENDANCE AT EACH SEMINAR.



MORNING SEMINAR DETAILS


LOCATION
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
135 S. LaSalle Street, 38th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603

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AGENDA
7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Registration & Coffee
8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Presentation & Discussion
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Breakfast Reception


Attendance is free and open to all. We will serve refreshments. Space is limited.
Please note that registration is required to attend.

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CAN'T MAKE IT TO ONE OF THESE SEMINARS?

If you have a group of ten or more, we can bring the seminar to you or host a dedicated seminar for your firm at our facility! Contact us at events@sgh.com.

Chicago Office: 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 3800, Chicago, IL 60603 | Tel: 312.754.7500

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