Upcoming events

    • 14 Jun 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
    • Microsoft Teams Meeting

    Topic:  Opening Protectives: New outlooks in Fire/Smoke Opening Protection

    Registration closes on June 11th. We will not be accepting late registrations. If you have a problem, please email

    Date:  May 10, 2021

    Location: Microsoft Teams

    Speaker: Dave Bauer


    11:30AM: Chapter Business

    12:00PM: Key Note Presentation

    1:00PM: Conclusion of Meeting

    Meeting Link: Microsoft Teams is a free program that will work through the web, a desktop app and also a mobile app. We highly suggest you download the Microsoft Teams app to join the meeting, either on your computer or on your mobile device.

    The meeting link will be provided in the registration confirmation email you will receive upon signup.

    Event Flyer: June 2021 Meeting.pdf


    This AIA Approved Continuing Education program reviews the stack effect, the IBC/CBC requirement for smoke and fire containment generally, and in particular, those of Section 3006 Elevator Lobbies and Hoistway Opening Protection and Section 403 Atriums. With advancements in high-temperature materials, code compliance can be accomplished in innovative ways. Video examples of vertical, horizontal, and perimeter curtains in operation will be shown.


    Dave Bauer earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Carnegie Mellon University in 1986, then moved to Atlanta where he worked for several nationally prominent firms such as Greenberg Farrow and Niles Bolton Associates. In that time, he amassed a broad spectrum of experience most prominently in healthcare, residential, office and retail, and even spent time in Afghanistan master planning military bases. After more than twenty-five years of practice in a variety of jurisdictions throughout the US and abroad, Mr. Bauer joined Smoke Guard in 2012 as Regional Manager for the Southeastern United States, a region which has since expanded to range from Hudson Bay to the Caribbean. His expertise in fire and smoke protection has helped guide countless architects into more successful, efficient, and cost-effective solutions.

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