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A Structural Engineers Overview of Fire Protection for Wood Construction

by Michelle Kam-Biron, P.E., S.E., S.E.C.B.

November 16, 2021; 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time

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ICC Preferred Provider Course Number: 26955

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Seminar Description

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 will include 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 will be the new mass timber requirements in the 2021 IBC.
The views and opinions expressed in this seminar are those of the speaker(s) and do not necessarily reflect those held by S. K. Ghosh Associates LLC.

Speaker Bio

Michelle Kam-Biron is a California licensed structural engineer and a Mass Timber Specialist at Structurlam where she works with key decision makers to utilize Structurlam Mass Timber products. Prior to joining Structurlam, she has over 10 years of experience in the wood industry as Vice President of Education for the American Wood Council (AWC) and Senior Technical Director – National Lead Mid-rise/Multi-family Construction at WoodWorks. Ms. Kam-Biron has authored several articles and white papers related to the use of structural wood. Ms. Kam-Biron She also has over 20 years of experience managing and designing a wide range of projects. Ms. Kam-Biron graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a BS in Architectural Engineering (ARCE). She is a former Director for SEAOC, Past-President for SEAOSC and is a member of the SEAOC College of Fellow. She currently volunteers her time on the NCSEA Basic Education Committee, the ICC Professional Development Council Education Committee and is Past-Chair of ASCE-SEI Wood Education Committee as well as Past-Chair of the SEAOSC Women in Structural Engineering Committee.

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