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onstruction Industry Coalition Council
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McLean VA 22103-4163
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November 2005

About the CICC…
The Construction Industry Coalition Council (CICC) seeks areas of commonality among the construction profession by identifying the needs of its constituents; delivering and exchanging technical and business information; facilitating the development of and responsible application of new techniques and processes; and promoting quality in practice. 


Coalition Council Steering Committee 
American Institute of Architects (AIA) www.aia.org
American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) www.aisc.org
American Subcontractors Association (ASA) www.asaonline.com
Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) www.abc.org
Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE) www.afe.org
Civil Engineering Research Foundation (CERF) www.cerf.org
Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) www.cfma.org
Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) www.cmaanet.org
Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), www.dbia.org
Federal Facilities Council (FFC) www7.nationalacademies.org/ffc/
FIATECH www.fiatech.org
Surety Information Office (SIO) www.sio.org

Construction Industry Coalition Council

Affiliated with 
Associated Owners & Developers (AOD) 

Summary of Construction Industry Coalition Council Meeting November 15, 2005

Location: Surety Association of America, 1101 Connecticut Ave., NW Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036 (Next to Metro Station Farragut North)
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Water Mist Fire Suppression Systems
Did you know that most fire sprinkler systems are designed to slow the fire down so people can escape, not necessarily to put out the fire? With a traditional fire sprinkler system, the end result will be major water, smoke, and fire damage. Originally designed for shipboard application, the water mist system can be used in a wide variety of industries as a means to save lives and protect property. This system uses much less water by volume than a traditional sprinkler system and is designed to put the fire out quickly resulting in less property damage. This presentation will cover the mechanics of the water mist fire suppression systems and their application.
Speaker: Carmen Shafer, Corporate Safety Manager, Grunley-Walsh, cshafer@grunley-walsh.com

Performance -Based Earthquake Engineering and Supporting Research
Building codes are increasingly dependent on the performance of various systems, particularly the structural systems as compared to the current emphasis on life safety. Non-structural damage to buildings from earthquakes has been significant resulting in buildings becoming non-functional as a result of the California Loma Prieta and Northridge Earthquakes. Performance based codes require a paradigm shift and supporting research before code provisions can be properly developed. This presentations deals with these issues.
Speaker: Dr. Vilas Mujumdar, Program Director and Cluster Leader, Earthquake Engineering Research Centers, National Science Foundation, vmujumda@nsf.gov

Building Security Standards for Occupant Survivability
ASTM E54.05.03, the Building Interiors Task Group of the Committee on Homeland Security Applications, is developing standard guides for building systems aimed at enhancing occupant survivability and reducing the risk of injury in the event of catastrophic events. The standards development process includes: 1) understanding the development and implementation of existing standards and their applicability to Homeland Security Applications; 2) performing a gap analysis to determine standards needs in the US marketplace; 3) establishing clear objectives for standards that will provide value to ASTM customers; and 4) developing a consensus standards development process. This presentation will highlight the work of ASTM E54.05.03.
Speaker: Kristine Hargreaves, CH2M HILL, Kris.Hargreaves@CH2M.com