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NRMCA Launches Online Course on Fire Safety

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NRMCA has launched a new course on Hanley Wood University and Architect magazine this month titled The Balanced Design Approach to Fire Safety: How Concrete Building Systems Can Help Reduce Risk. Structure fires and wildfires result in significant loss of life and property in the United States each year. In addition to the direct losses of fighting fires, relocating residents and rebuilding, large fire events can cause substantial indirect losses to communities. There has been an increase in single family and multifamily structure fire losses, partly due to increased use of combustible construction methods. The course investigates the causes of these fires and provide balanced design recommendations using both active and passive fire protection strategies. It also suggests several noncombustible concrete building systems to help reduce risk of fire loss in buildings.

The course is directed to architects and engineers but anyone in the construction industry can benefit. The course offers 1 AIA LU/HSW for those who need continuing education credit. The course is free and can be accessed here; it is one of six courses now offered online. Click here for all NRMCA courses and for more information, contact Lionel Lemay at 847-918-7101 or


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