Coffee/Social starts at 9 a.m
Training starts at 9:30 a.m
PRESENTATION: Fire-Retardant-Treated Wood
Recent national code changes, combined with the current construction boom, have increased the number of applications and the demand for code-compliant, impregnated with chemicals, fire-retardant-treated wood (FRTW), respectively. Through an AIA-approved (HSW credit), interactive, basic lecture supported by short videos and historical case studies, participants will learn about:
- the history of FRTW,
- how it is produced,
- how to identify code-compliant FRTW in the field, and
- where FRTW can be used per IBC/NFPA, including the most recent 2018 code changes.
Participants will also learn about wildland-urban interface (WUI) applications via the 2018 IWUIC to increase structural fire resistance.
SPEAKER: Mike Eckhoff, PhD (Hoover Treated Wood Products, Inc.)
Mike is a public policy expert with over 15 years of experience in the forest products industry. He has worked for both the Colorado State Forest Service and the USDA Forest Service where he shaped policy for the natural environment in response to the mountain pine beetle epidemic. Currently, he is a marketing representative for Hoover Treated Wood Products, Inc. He has delivered over one-hundred invited presentations on sustainable wood products, including FRTW, to firms, municipalities, and universities throughout the United States. He earned his PhD in Forest Science from Colorado State University in Fort Collins.
Business Meeting starts after lunch, but no earlier than 12:30 p.m.