Build With Strength, NRMCA to Offer Free Webinar on Fire Safety

Build With Strength in partnership with NRMCA and the California Nevada Cement Association, invites you to attend a free webinar titled The Balanced Design Approach to Fire Safety on Tuesday September 29, at noon Pacific time. NRMCA’s Shamim Rashid-Sumar, PE, FSFPE, vice president, fire codes and standards, will present.

Hosted by AIA California, this popular webinar discusses how 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 presentation investigates the causes of these fires and provides balanced design recommendations using both active and passive fire protection strategies.

Register now to secure your place for the webinar, which provides American Institute of Architects (AIA) Elective Learning Units and/or Professional Development Hours (PDH) for continuing education requirements.

Build with Strength is a coalition led by NRMCA that promotes standards advocacy to leverage policies promoting safety and resiliency and help place more concrete. For more information, contact Lionel Lemay at

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