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Coffee/Social starts at 9 a.m
Training starts at 9:30 a.m
PRESENTATION: Prefabricated Wood I-Joists: Fire Protective Assemblies and Firefighter Safety
This program identifies the features of wood I-joists which explain the prevalence in the market. The program also explains UL fire testing that identified the fire performance failures or light frame floor assemblies which led to changes in the floor protection requirements of the International Residential Code®. Those IRC® protection requirements are explained. Alternate methods of protecting I-joist assemblies per ICC-ES® Acceptance Criteria AC14 are explained along with the details of acceptable installation of specific assemblies. A statewide survey of fire marshal is reported to give attendees a sense of peer consensus on acceptable methods of protecting wood I-joist floors.
SPEAKER: Rob Neale, CFPS (Integra Code Consultants)
Mr. Neale is the owner and principal of Integra Code Consultants. Previously, he was the ICC’s Government Relations Vice President for National Fire Service Activities where he coordinated efforts to get the US fire service more engaged in the code development and enforcement process.
Rob also served as the Deputy Superintendent for the United States Fire Administration National Fire Academy (NFA) in Emmitsburg, MD. He was responsible for development of curriculum aimed at improving the professionalism of America’s fire service.
Mr. Neale for six years managed the NFA’s Technical Fire Prevention curriculum; including fire inspection techniques, prescriptive and performance-based fire and building code interpretation and application, fire protection systems function, design, installation and standards, and plan review for fire inspection personnel.
In 2012, he received the FEMA Administrator’s Award for Innovation for his development of the popular Coffee Break Training series. Mr. Neale represented the United States Fire Administration in an analysis of the Fire Department of New York’s “Comprehensive Building Inspection and Data Analysis System” in 2009, and the FEMA World Trade Center Building Performance Assessment Team in 2001.
He has more than 30 years experience in Washington state municipal fire protection as a fire chief, fire marshal, and fire fighter. He served as charter member of the National Fire Protection Association Technical Committee No. 1037 for "Professional Qualifications for Fire Marshal," and represents the United States Fire Administration on the Underwriters Laboratories Fire Council.
Business Meeting starts after lunch, but no earlier than 12:30 p.m.