CCHRB Events / Programs
Regular CCHRB Meetings:
CCHRB meets regularly at the  Petterino's Restaurant at 150 North Dearborn Street (corner of Dearborn and Randolph).  CCHRB meetings are open to its members and their previously registered guests only.

Date: Thursday August 10, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM 
          (Reception begins at 5:15 PM)

Presentation Title: 
Building Science – Perimeter Fire Containment 

​Richard N. Walke, Senior Regulatory Engineer
Underwriters Laboratories
Chicago, Illinois

Presentation Abstract: 
This program provides a detailed look at the requirements of Chapter 7 of the 2015 International Building Code (IBC) for perimeter fire containment. The program starts with a discussion of the intent behind fire-resistance-rated construction, and why it is necessary to protect breaches in rated construction. It then continues with a detailed discussion of perimeter fire containment, including the code requirements, the referenced standards, the testing process, and the available method of demonstrating code compliance.

Presenter's Bio:  
Rich Walke, Rich is a Senior Regulatory Engineer with Underwriters Laboratories (UL) in Northbrook, IL. His responsibilities include providing fire protection related technical support to the regulatory community, providing educational seminars, developing internet based training programs, interacting on code change activities and serving as a liaison between the UL engineering staff and the regulatory community. Prior to this assignment, Rich was actively engaged in fire protection engineering for 29 years. He provided the supervisory and review activities of engineering investigations conducted on fire resistive construction, through-penetration firestop systems, joint systems, perimeter fire containment systems, fire resistive electrical outlet boxes, electrical circuit protections systems, fire resistive grease and air ducts systems, interior finish building materials, air duct materials and solid fuel heating appliances.

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