The American Wood Council (AWC) will host a free seminar on Construction Fire Safety Practices on March 17 at 1:55PM-3:00PM Eastern.
The purpose of this presentation is to provide background information to designers and code officials regarding how to reduce the frequency and severity of fires during construction. This presentation identifies many best management practices and places emphasis on personal accountability of all stakeholders in the process. The intent of this presentation is to provide generic guidelines as to how to use model codes and standards to reduce fire loss. It is recognized that there are significant differences in the roles of various organizations in preventing fire. This presentation will not address the use of model codes and standards once a building has received a certificate of occupancy.