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SFPE Announces Call For Presentation Abstracts
March 9, 2018

The Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) has announced a call for presentations for the 2018 North America Conference & Expo to be held in Nashville, Tennessee on October 27 – November 2, 2018.

For 2018, the conference program committee has developed the following list of topics that we would like this year’s program to include.

• Insulated façade systems
• Building envelope
• Fire resistant building materials
• Tall Wood Buildings
• Whole building design
• Regulatory impact
• Historic preservation
• Contract documents
• Liability

Fire Service
• Operations and management
• Emergency Responder
• Health and Safety
• Threats and vulnerabilities
• Wellness
• Response to Large Industrial Fires

• Accident reconstruction
• Construction analysis
• System failures- commercial/ residential
• Laboratory experimentation and research
• 3D Laser Scanning
CFD and FEA computer modeling

• Hospitals
• Healthcare Facilities
• Codes and Standards
• Risk-based concepts
• Designing fire and life safety systems
• Technological advances in ECS
• Accessibility/ADA Compliance

• Manufacturing
• Automotive
• Forest Products (Paper Mills, Saw Mills, Woodland Forestry Practices
• Construction
• Building Systems
• Dynamic Wayfinding
• Technology
• Global Impact

New Technology
• Software
• Modeling
• Drone Applications
• Photogrammetry
• Sensors
• Monitoring Technologies

• Disasters (earthquake, wind, flood, fire)
• Post disaster reconnaissance
• Building and fire codes
• National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program (NEHIRP/NIST)
• Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program (NWIRP/NIST)
• Economic Decision Guide Software (EDGe$) NIST

Deadline for abstract submission is March 21, 2018. The application can be downloaded here. Please send completed abstracts to Kendall Talbert and include “2018 Conference & Expo Abstract” in the subject line of the email.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Victoria Valentine.

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