December Meeting - Smoke Migration and Code Impacts

  • December 07, 2009
  • 5:30 PM - 8:29 PM
  • Four Points by Sheraton; 1125 Boston-Providence Turnpike; Norwood, MA


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Smoke movement within buildings during fires is a major concern in fire protection. Mr. John Collins will review the physics of smoke migration in mid- and high-rise building fires and the hazards this presents for building occupants.  A review of the evolution of building codes will be included with specific review of IBC 2006 and 2009 and NFPA requirements.  Finally, a review of the various applications that have been developed in the market to meet these code requirements and protect building occupants from the hazards of smoke migration.

Bio: John W. Collins, MBA
Education includes a Masters of Business Administration, BA in Facility Design & Management, and AS in Architectural Engineering. He has taught college course work at the Masters level and is in his 7th year of instructing this particular course. He has over 27 years of architectural / commercial construction industry experience. This instructor has been extensively trained in the relevant IBC 2003, code requirements as well as IBC 2006 & 2009 requirements, smoke migration in multi- story building and the architectural methods to meet those requirements and knowledge of UL requirements of smoke control at doors as well as and relevant NFPA Life Safety Code requirements.

4:00pm - 5:30pm Board of Directors Meeting – (Members Welcome!)
5:30pm - 6:30pm Registration and Cocktails (Attitude Adjustment)
6:30pm - 8:30pm Dinner and Program

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