Ensuring the safety of the built environment is a top priority for American Wood Council (AWC) because a few high-profile fires in recent years have highlighted the need for increased safety of buildings during construction.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is holding its annual conference and expo in Las Vegas from June 13 to 16. The conference brings to life the technology, products, and services that help professionals design, build, manage, and maintain facilities conforming to fire.
Global warming could increase lightning strikes by 50 percent, according to recently published climatological research. The distribution of lightning activity may also change, raising the occurrence of lightning in regions that heretofore had little risk.