A Structural Engineers Overview of Fire Protection for Wood Construction

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Fire protection is typically beyond the scope of the Structural Engineer but knowledge of fire protection will aid in understanding the architectural challenges with fire protection that can affect the structure such as determining the type of construction or the structural material of choice. This presentation includes building code fire resistance requirements for wood construction and the various methods to meet the fire resistance requirements including design examples that are specific to structural elements. Also, included are new mass timber requirements in the 2021 IBC.

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Duration Michelle Kam-Biron, P.E., S.E., S.E.C.B.
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Michelle Kam-Biron, P.E., S.E., S.E.C.B. is a California licensed structural engineer and recently started a new position as Mass Timber Specialist for Structurlam-Mass Timber Corporation. Prior to Structuralam, she was Vice President of Education for the American Wood Council (AWC) and has over 20 years of experience managing and designing a wide range of projects of various structural materials as well as Division of State Architect contract plan review. Ms. Kam-Biron graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a BS in Architectural Engineering (ARCE). She currently volunteers her time on the National Council of Structural Engineers Association (NCSEA) Basic Education, the ICC Professional Development Council Education Committee and is Past-Chair of American Society of Civil Engineers Structural Engineering Institute (ASCE-SEI) Wood Education Committee as well as Chair of the SEAOSC Women in Structural Engineering Committee.

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