The National Fire Protection Association will host its annual Conference & Expo at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, June 11-14. This comprehensive event brings together thousands of the industry’s leading professionals who will attend more than 110 educational sessions and special events addressing the latest issues, challenges and trends in the world of fire, electrical, and life safety.
This year’s expo, featuring more than 350 exhibitors, will focus on technology’s role in our future and how it is reshaping our world. “The Building of the Future” expo, a virtual reality simulation, will give attendees a glimpse into the future complete with smart building and vehicle electrification.
Notable presentations include:
As more states move toward the legalization of marijuana products, the need for safety grows larger. In the newly published NFPA 1, Fire Code, chapter 38 addresses the growing and processing of marijuana in buildings. In this roundtable discussion, representatives from Colorado, Washington, California and Massachusetts speak with the moderator from Massachusetts on their approaches to common challenges with growing and processing in a dynamic and interactive presentation.
Following the Grenfell Tower fire, the question of fire safety challenges of tall wood buildings became the focus of research to quantify the contribution of cross-laminated timber (CLT) building elements in compartment fires. Attendees will hear the results of the research including literature reviews, experiments, and modeling that will enable designers to validate design equations and develop a fire protection strategy to mitigate the potential hazard to occupants, firefighters and property.
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