Interior finishes have contributed to many major fatal fires worldwide, but have often been overlooked by designers, owners, and enforcers. This FREE webinar presented by technical experts James Lathrop, FSFPE, from Koffel Associates, and NFPA's Kristin Bigda, P.E., and Tracy Vecchiarelli offers an in-depth discussion of the interior finish requirements in modern model codes used throughout the United States.
The presentation will cover NFPA 1: Fire Code, NFPA 101: Life Safety Code, NFPA 5000: Building Construction and Safety Code and the International Building Code. You'll learn about today's code provisions, the rationale behind them, and the test methods used to regulate interior finishes. Beyond an introduction to how codes regulate interior finishes, the webinar also addresses historical problems such as foamed and expanded plastics, and newer challenges associated with High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) and Polypropylene (PP).
This session offers 0.2 CEU value. Certificates of attendance are emailed to all session participants the day after the session.