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SGH NY SEMINAR: Examining Building Enclosures with Combustible Materials Presented by David J. Jacoby, P.E. and Matthew J. Normandeau, P.E., LEED AP

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.
Organized by
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Tuesday, 2/06
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, 550 Seventh Avenue, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10018
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