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WEBINAR – Fire Retardant-Treated Wood: The Basics

November 9, 2016 – 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm




Join at 10 am Pacific, 11 am Mountain, 12 pm Central, 1 pm Eastern

For some applications—such as exterior walls in Type III Construction—building codes allow the use of wood providing it is fire retardant-treated (FRT). This presentation offers an overview of FRT wood in the United States, including specific references under the International Building Code, available products and examples of typical use.  This session will explore how treatments are impregnated into the wood, how some FR Treatments offer preservative protection and the testing required to confirm fire retardant capabilities. Topics will also include understanding the labels on FRT wood products for interior and exterior uses, and occupant safety.


Kris Owen, Independent Consultant

Kris has more than 35 years of experience in construction material production, sales, marketing and development, including 20 years focused on treated wood products and 12 on wood windows. He is a member of numerous organizations – including the International Code Council and the American Wood Protection Association – is a Certified Code Instructor, and is active on ASTM committees related to wood, fire, plastics and sustainability. Kris has a BSc in Forestry from Michigan State University.

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Education Credit: 1 AIA/CES LU (HSW) or PDH credit. FBPE-approved provider.

Certificates will be emailed to participants.


If you are attending the webinar as a group, each person in your group requiring a certificate of attendance must sign the Group Sign-in form.

  • Download and print ONE sign-in sheet for your group.
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  • WoodWorks will send each attendee a certificate of completion within 2 weeks.

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9 November 2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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WoodWorks offers a wide range of in-person and online training opportunities, from Wood Design Symposiums that include concurrent seminars and a trade show, to half-day workshops, lunchtime seminars and webinars.