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NFPA Announces 2020 Annual Conference
March 23, 2020

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a global, nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards, has announced the association will host its annual Conference & Expo at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., on June 15-18, 2020. This comprehensive event brings together thousands of the industry’s leading professionals who will attend more than 120 educational sessions and special events.

Educational sessions will address the latest issues, challenges, and trends in the world of fire, electrical, and life safety, including emergency preparedness and response; emerging technologies; system inspection, testing, and maintenance (ITM); wildland fire mitigation; public education; data collection and analysis; code compliance; and much more.

This year’s expo will feature more than 350 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services needed to comply with prevailing codes and standards for design, construction, and operation of the built environment. The expo floor will include three pavilions focusing, respectively, on electrical, security, and multi-residential life safety.

The following educational sessions reflect particular areas of focus:

The Built Environment

Swinging Fire Doors: Determining the Impact of Gap Size on Fire Development and Smoke Movement will review findings from a study addressing the effect that door gap clearances might have on the performance of a fire door, including results from generic, full-scale fire door testing in accordance with NFPA 80, Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives, as well as door gap dimensions larger than those specified in NFPA 80.

High-Rise Retrofits will address the challenges of renovating parts of an existing high-rise during tenant improvement projects. In this workshop, participants will work together to determine how specific triggers within NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code® impact life safety, fire protection systems, and fire alarms during such projects.

Additional sessions include:
Green Buildings: An Update of the Safety Challenges
Fire Safety in Very Tall Buildings and the Revised SFPE Guide
3D Printed Building Construction: Evaluating this Cutting-Edge Construction Method
Marina Safety and the 2020 NEC®
Safe and Secure Cannabis Operations through Regulatory Compliance

For more information regarding this event and other announcements about NFPA initiatives, research and resources, visit the NFPA press room.


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