Wildfire Home Retrofit Workshop For Building Professionals

November 4th, 2020

 Wildfire Home Retrofit Workshop For Building Professionals
November 18th | 5:30 - 7:30 PM

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Building professionals are invited to join our FREE virtual workshop to learn how to design, build, and retrofit homes to withstand wildfire. Please feel free to share this invitation with your peers or other building professionals you know.

The workshop features presenter Stephen Quarles, Ph.D., who brings years of expertise to wildfire and home ignition science. Quarles will discuss home hardening techniques and how building professionals can implement them when designing, building or retrofitting homes in the United States.

Quarles describes the importance of home hardening stating, “Post-wildfire assessments have shown that more than 60% of home ignitions are the result of wind-blown embers. The chance of home ignitions can be greatly reduced if residents create and maintain effective defensible space on their property and take steps to harden their homes to make them more resistant to embers.”

If you have a home hardening question you'd like answered during the workshop, submit it to fire@tahoercd.org.