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May Virtual Meeting: Wildfire Codes & Home Hardening with Dr. Steve Quarles
May 13, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm$10
Wildfires have caused significant damage and loss of life in recent years, and in 2020 over 4 million acres burned 10,000 structures were destroyed. The 2017 Tubbs Fire showed that such fires are not limited to forested mountain areas. Dr. Steve Quarles is an expert in the performance of buildings exposed to wildland fire and the effectiveness of mitigation strategies. Dr. Quarles will have a presentation covering the codes so you can help your clients be wildfire smart.
5:30pm Login and Socialize Join a few minutes early to sort out technical issues and chat with your fellow inspectors.
6:00pm Pre-Meeting Chapter President Paul Barraza will review conditions from a recent inspection (Attendees will earn an additional ASHI CE)
7:00pm Chapter Meeting Chapter president Paul Barraza will lead a short business meeting to cover chapter and ASHI business, committee reports, and upcoming educational opportunities.
7:30pm Main Speaker Steve Quarles will discuss WUI construction standards
Dr. Steve Quarles is an expert in the performance of buildings exposed to wildland fire and the effectiveness of mitigation strategies. He was formerly the Chief Scientist for Wildfire and Durability at the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety, and a Natural Resources Advisor at the University of California Cooperative Extension.