Trade show news: NFPA World Safety Conference & Expo
The exposition will be held June 6-8 and features products and services related to fire protection, building and life safety systems, electrical systems and building design from more than 200 organizations and companies.
The conference offers 10 tracks with more than 140 educational sessions. Continuing education units will be awarded for participation in most of the sessions.
Two concurrent tracks provide expanded offerings on building and life safety and National Electrical Code (NEC) Forum topics, including presentations that address the unique interiors, designs, special effects, and fire sprinkler applications on the Las Vegas Strip, and analyses of changes to the 2005 NEC and NFPA 72, Fire Alarm Code. Pre-conference educational seminars are offered at a 25 percent discount on June 4 and 5.
Among the technical highlights of the conference are special symposia presented by the NFPA Research Foundation addressing hydrogen safety and tunnel fixed fire suppression systems.
The featured technical presentation is a discussion on June 7 by Dr. William Grosshandler on the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) findings from its investigation into the Sept. 11, 2001, World Trade Center fires and structural collapses.
The opening keynote performance will be by Regis Philbin, best-known as the co-host of "Live with Regis and Kelly."
NFPA members will have the opportunity to vote on several major codes during the technical committee report session. More than 40 ANSI-accredited NFPA technical documents will be presented for consideration.
The Uniform Fire Code Association is holding its annual conference in conjunction with the WSCE. For more information, visit www.nfpa.org.