10/10/2023: LIVE INTERACTIVE WEBINAR, Preventing Commercial Building Fires: The Importance of NFPA 285 - Encore Presentation, Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 12 pm - 1 pm Eastern
At the end of this webinar, you will be able to:
- Review how uncontrolled building fires may threaten the health and safety of occupants; and identify the potential underlying causes of these fires.
- Identify how the NFPA 285 fire test standard may reduce building fire risks and improve the health, safety, and welfare of building occupants.
- Determine the building code requirements for exterior walls that assure fire safety and identify the options for assuring compliance with these code requirements for the welfare of the community.
- Develop a plan for the evaluation of building exterior walls that can be used to assure fire safety prior to, during, and after building construction.
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: James Hoff
Jim Hoff is an experienced executive and consultant in the building materials industry. Jim currently serves as President of TEGNOS Research, Inc. a consulting organization dedicated to expanding understanding of the building envelope. Since the founding of TEGNOS, Dr. Hoff has provided a wide variety of strategic and technical consulting services to dozens of governmental, non-profit and corporate organizations, and recent clients have included the U.S. Department of Energy, the U. S. EPA, building material trade associations, building materials manufacturers, building envelope designers and private equity firms. In addition to his industry research and consulting activity, Dr. Hoff also serves as the instructor for the successful "Commercial Roofing Boot Camp" course co-sponsored by Building Envelope Magazine. Jim has published numerous papers addressing a variety of technical and business topics germane to the building envelope industry and is a frequent speaker at building envelope, sustainability, and energy efficiency conferences.