Protecting Homes and Buildings from Wildfire

  • 03/05/2011
  • 4:00 PM - 5:29 PM (EDT)
  • Woodside Elm School-Gym, 3195 Woodside Rd, Woodside
San Mateo County Fire Safe
Presents a special speaker event. Housing in Burnable Landscapes: Important Concepts By Steve Quarles, Ph.D.

Steve Quarles is a UC Cooperative Extension Advisor at UC Berkeley. His expertise is performance of common exterior building
materials and wood-frame housing subjected to wildfire
exposures. He conducts applied research on performance of common materials and components, and has an active outreach
program consisting of web-based information and workshops demonstrating how homeowners can reduce the vulnerability of
their home to wildfire. He recently coordinated and taught California Office of the State Fire Marshal sponsored classes on the
new building code that applies to construction in wildfire prone areas.

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