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What Fire and Safety Engineers Have Learned Since the MGM Grand Fire and Present Day Fire Codes

GBCI: 0920012783

This session provides a description of the 1980 MGM Grand fire and the lessons learned as well as an overview of present day fire and life safety codes.
Eligible for 1 CE HOUR.
  • 1 CE

Published on: March 31, 2017

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The MGM Grand Fire in 1980 created a new thought process and applications on how fire and life safety systems in buildings are addressed. This session provides a description of the 1980 fire and lessons learned as well as an overview of present day fire and life safety codes, especially applications for tall, supertall and Mega-tall buildings.

Objectives

  1. Understand what to do and what not to do in a fire
  2. Describe how fire and life safety systems operate
  3. Provide background on the development of fire and life safety codes in the U.S. and internationally
  4. Understand the importance of fire and life safety systems especially for tall, supertall and mega-tall buildings
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Created by

ASHRAE
Atlanta, GA
United States

Leaders

John Klote
Matt Davy
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