Determining proper code applications for designing for fire-resistance in wood-frame construction can be challenging. This presentation will include code requirements, compliance options, and nuances related to fire-resistance rated assemblies, fire design of exposed wood members, and flame-spread performance of wood products. Included will be design examples for calculating fire-resistance for exposed wood members and the component additive method for assemblies.
Primary Audience: Engineers, Code Officials, Fire Service
- Apply approved methods and alternatives for establishing the fire-resistance of wood building elements.
- Identify some distinguishing characteristics of fire-resistance rated exterior walls, fire walls, fire barriers, and fire partitions.
- Understand the basic fire-resistance design procedures for wood frame assemblies and certain exposed wood members.
- Understand code requirements for flame spread performance of wood products.
Equivalencies: 2.0 Hours of Instruction = 0.2 Continuing Education Units (CEU) = 2 Professional Development Hours (PDH)=2 Learning Units (LU)