Start Date: 9/23/2020 11:00 AM CDT
End Date: 9/23/2020 12:00 PM CDT
Association of Licensed Architects
The first and second line of defense to protect life and property in a building are “active” fire detection and suppression. The third line of defense is the “passive” fire rated construction. This presentation analyzes the evolution of fire-resistant building materials in conjunction with the building code, research resources available to architects/builders and methods to ensure code compliance. Architects specify thousands of building materials for a single project. Many of these materials will have been tested singularly or in combination for their fire-resistance rating. The fire-tested materials are the building’s passive fire resistance system, the third and last line of defense.
1. Summarize the origins of passive fire resistance
2. Describe fire resistant construction to a code authority
3. Explain the resources available to architects and builders; engineering judgments, research and documentation
4. Identify the new frontiers in passive fire resistance
Approved by ALA and AIA for 1.0 CEU / HSW
Cost: $15 Member / $30 Non-Members / ALA Students + New Grads: Free
Bruce Johnson -
Bruce is currently a Regulatory Services Regional Manager in UL’s Codes and Regulatory Services Department and is responsible for UL’s US regulatory operations. Prior to March 2019, he held the position of Senior Regulator Engineer, a position he held since joining UL in April 2015.
He serves on several ICC and NFPA model code development committees and is also an Adjunct College Instructor at SUNY Empire State College instructing in the areas of fire protection structures and systems, emergency management, administration and community risk reduction.