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Sep 30, 2020
  • Webinar Series

Meeting the Challenges of the Future Built Environment

Join UL experts for our digital event series on various topics surrounding the fire service and meeting the challenges of the future built environment.

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Date & Time


Sep 30, 2020 11:30am CST


1:00pm CST


Digital event series

Hear from industry experts on meeting the challenges of the built environment 

Join UL experts for our 2020 moderated discussion on Meeting the Challenges of the Future Built Environment. Each discussion will be led by speakers with decades of industry experience as they cover best practices for building safety. The series will cover a variety of topics, from building and fire safety to fire protection and more.

Webinar series dates

  • Webinar 1: Wednesday, September 2, 2020 – Pressure Reducing Valves
  • Webinar 2: Wednesday, September 9, 2020 – Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation
  • Webinar 3: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 – Firefighter PPE
  • Webinar 4: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 – Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
  • Webinar 5: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 – Emergency Communications System
  • Webinar 6: Wednesday, October 7, 2020 – Passive Fire Protection
  • Webinar 7: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 – Tall Timber Buildings
  • Webinar 8: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 – Flammable Refrigerants


Speakers will vary for each topic, but will include a member from each specialty: 

  • UL team: Jeff Hebenstreit, Amanda Newsom, David Mills, Sean DeCrane, Larry Shudak, Bruce Johnson, Josh Jacobs
  • A member of the fire service: Adam Thiel, Jim Reidy, Rick Swan, Joe Brooks, James Johnson, Mike O'Brian
  • An industry leading speaker: Mark Mordecai, Alan Perdue, Jimmy Stahl, Ray O'Brocki
  • An industry leading company: Carrier, Globe, IAFF, Safe Building Coalition, STI, AWC, FEMA

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Presentation language

  • English


Continuing Education Units (CEU)

These webinars are authorized by the International Code Council (ICC) to offer 0.15 CEUs upon completion of each webinar.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Attendees will be awarded CPDs from the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) upon completion of the webinar.


Click above to register for the full series. If you’d like to register for specific events, click on the individual events of interest below. 


Webinar 1: Pressure Reducing Valves: Understanding the Requirements and Impact of Firefighting Operations

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CST

Webinar 2: Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation: Health, Safety and Firefighting Operations Concerns

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CST

Webinar 3: Firefighter PPE: How Clean is Clean?

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CST

Webinar 4: Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Alarms: Changing Requirements and Public Safety Messaging

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CST

Webinar 5: Emergency Communications System: Supporting Critical Fireground Communications

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CST

Webinar 6: Passive Fire Protection: Fire Containment

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CST

Webinar 7: Tall Timber Buildings: The U.S. Approach

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CST

Webinar 8: Flammable Refrigerants: Environmental Safety Versus Fire Safety

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CST

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