Thursday, 21 July 2016

SFIA gives Webinar on the Risks of Wood Framing/Code Changes

The Steel Framing Industry Association is a USA-based sister organization to the CSSBI. As we have seen similar code changes for combustible materials in Canada, this webinar touched on many of the same concerns the steel and concrete industries have expressed in Canada.

This last Thursday the SFIA Professional Development series featured an online presentation by Chief Steve Lohr, currently the Fire Chief of Hagerstown, MD and who recently retired as Chief of the Montgomery County, MD Fire and Rescue Services.  Steve has recent, first-hand experience fighting a mid-rise wood-frame fire and he’s agreed to testify before a committee of the Maryland State Legislature about the dangers these structures represent.

Watch the video to see a clip reporting on the 2014 fire that destroyed the Upper Gables apartments in Rockville, MD.

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