Fire-Retardant-Treated Wood

  • May 09, 2019
  • 11:45 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Merrick HQ - 5970 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, Greenwood Village, CO 80111


  • This is the rate for SFPE-RMC "Full" and "Chapter" members to attend this meeting.
  • This registration type is for pre-paid "Chapter Friends" or "Chapter Members" who prepaid for all meetings with their membership payment for the year.
  • This is the rate for attendees who are not members of SFPE-RMC. [Note that membership in the Chapter is only $25 for the year ($15 for SFPE Society members). If you plan to attend more than one Chapter meeting, Chapter Membership pays for itself quickly!]
  • College-aged students who are currently enrolled in a Bachelors or Masters degree program, who are interested in the profession of Fire Protection Engineering.

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Presentation:  Fire-Retardant-Treated Wood

Recent national code changes, combined with the current construction boom, have increased the number of applications and the demand for code-compliant, impregnated with chemicals, fire-retardant-treated wood (FRTW), respectively. Through an AIA-approved (HSW credit), interactive, basic lecture supported by short videos and historical case studies, participants will learn about:

  • the history of FRTW,
  • how it is produced,
  • how to identify code-compliant FRTW in the field, and
  • where FRTW can be used per IBC/NFPA, including the most recent 2018 code changes.

Participants will also learn about wildland-urban interface (WUI) applications via the 2018 IWUIC to increase structural fire resistance.

Guest Presenter: Mike Eckhoff, PhD (Hoover Treated Wood Products, Inc.)

Mike is a public policy expert with over 15 years of experience in the forest products industry. He has worked for both the Colorado State Forest Service and the USDA Forest Service where he shaped policy for the natural environment in response to the mountain pine beetle epidemic. Currently, he is a marketing representative for Hoover Treated Wood Products, Inc. He has delivered over one-hundred invited presentations on sustainable wood products, including FRTW, to firms, municipalities, and universities throughout the United States. He earned his PhD in Forest Science from Colorado State University in Fort Collins. 

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