Material and Design Considerations for Building in Wildfire Prone Areas

Presenter: Steve Quarles, Institute for Business and Home Safety

Description: Home survival in wildfire prone areas depends on a combination of  adequate vegetation management in the area surrounding your home (i.e.,  your “defensible space”) and choices regarding building materials and  design decisions for the home or building. Steve Quarles has been  actively involved in wildfire research and education regarding the performance of materials and building design issues. These issues will  be the focus of this one hour webinar.  Information provided during this  webinar will be applicable to both new construction and retrofitting  existing homes or buildings.

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