Monday, November 25, 2019 from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM PST
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Construction Specifications Institute East Bay-Oakland Chapter and AIA East Bay



Want to promote your product and company to construction industry professionals at the Symposium?


Product Tabletop Display: $500 includes table, Symposium registration, and your logo displayed on the CSI East Bay-Oakland website and social media.

For sponsorship, contact Jerry Veiluva at jerry@hayashida-architects.com 


CSI East Bay-Oakland and AIA East Bay Present:


Monday, November 25th 2019

 Educational Symposium

7:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Continuing Education Credits: Total 4 LU / 4 HSW AIA Credits Complimentary Continental Breakfast Included

Registration Fee: Attendee $125

CSI/ AIA Members $90

Students $30

Schedule and Program

7:30AM- 8:00AM Registration and Networking

8:00AM- 9:00AM: Lonnie Haughton, Senior Partner with Richard Avelar & Associates: Fire Containment In Design, During Construction, and Occupancy

The upcoming 2019 edition of the statewide CBC similarly will be modeled on the 2018 IBC and will become effective on January 1, 2020. Happily, the overt political wars between the State’s fire chiefs and building officials have ended --- in part, because the model International Building Code addresses many of these fire officials’ safety concerns (e.g., with increased requirements for the installation of fire sprinklers) compared to the old model Uniform Building Code. The International Code Council’s nationwide IBC and IFC models (and, therefore, the associated International Building Code addresses many of these fire officials’ safety concerns(This educational brief is general and introductory in nature and is not intended or authorized for any project-specific use by attorneys, building professionals, or other participants in the construction, codes, or litigation fields.) 

Lonnie Haughton is a principal codes/construction consultant with Richard Avelar & Associates in Oakland, CA (www.RAvelar.com) and is one of about 900 individuals nationwide who have been certified by the International Code Council as a Master Code Professional. His additional ICC certifications include California Commercial Building Inspector, California Residential Building Inspector, Certified Code Official, Certified Building Code Official, and Fire Inspector I. 

9:10AM- 10:10AM – Wayne Dutchover and Nick Bartlett of Lawrence Berkeley Lab: Oakland Ghostship Fire: -  Tragic Loss of Life & Lessons Learned 

In December 2016, a tragic warehouse fire claimed the lives of 36 individuals in Oakland. This presentation will provide an overview of the fire, including the response and lessons learned. Fire inspectors from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory provided subsequent investigations of the causes and effects. It will also provide attendees with information on how they may become more aware of fire safety in their daily lives.

Wayne Dutchover is a senior fire inspector for the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory with over 25 years of experience with fire investigations and inspections. He has been the lead investigator in over 100 fires. Nicholas Bartlett is a senior fire protection engineer for the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His experience is in design and testing of fire protection systems, inspections and commissioning and fire monitoring.

10:20AM- 11:20AM – Diana San Diego: “Designing with Fire Rated Glass”

Designing with Fire Rated Glass is a must-have for all design professionals. This  program empowers you to choose the correct code compliant glazing product for every fire-rated application and identify the difference between fire protective vs. fire resistive products.

Diana San Diego has 13 years of experience in the architectural glazing industry and over 15 years of experience in public relations and marketing.  As the Vice President of Marketing at SAFTI FIRST, leading USA-manufacturer of fire rated glass and framing systems, she oversees the advertising, content management, media relations, promotional activities and communication initiatives for the company.  

11:30AM- 12:30PM – Brandon Powers: “Your First Line of Defense From Wildfire & Embers.

An advanced, wildfire resistant vent designed to self-close! An ember catching screen blocks embers during ember attacks before the fire arrives. When wildfire nears, the intumescent coating on the matrix structure expands when it reaches critical temperature, creating a ‘firewall’. This helps to protect your home from wildfire intrusion through your outside vents.

Brandon Powers, Director Sales/Marketing New Cal Metals, Placer county resident. and Cal Fire Wild land firefighter. Residential and commercial construction experience. Sales Director for Vulcan Vents.

12:30 PM  Revisit Product Displays