In this session, Bevan Jones of Holmes Fire covers general code provisions governing fire safety for low- and high-rise mass timber construction. He also outlines specific building aspects that may need early attention in the design phase as they relate to building authority coordination, testing, engineering judgement, and performance-based design. This presentation provides a broad overview of mass timber and fire safety considerations; code information is focused on the International Building Code.
This webinar will be of interest to a wide audience within the building industry, in particular architects, designers, contractors, and developers who are interested in learning about the design and construction of mass timber enclosures.
You’ll Learn How to:
1. Name at least one feature of mass timber that differentiates it from standard wood-framed construction in terms of fire resistance.
2. Identify what type of building(s) mass timber can be used in under the current International Building Code.
3. Recognize standard methods for determining fire resistance and how these are used in approvals.