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Gas Fireplace Construction + Safety Requirements in Commercial + Residential Design (1 HSW)
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Gas Fireplace Construction + Safety Requirements in Commercial + Residential Design (1 HSW)

When: Thursday, March 21, 2019
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Where: AIA San Francisco
130 Sutter Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, California  94104
United States

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This course provides information about contemporary direct-vent gas fireplaces, the different styles available, and the construction and safety requirements for incorporating them into a design project.

Information is presented in a format that begins with the various fireplace models and continues through the product specifications, safety clearances, efficiency benefits, installation and design requirements including drawing details and sample applications.

This presentation includes slides that follow through the design and building stages in the order that a typical project would progress, allowing the architect and design professional to take a lead role in the successful design and installation of this element in the construction project.


Learning Objectives

  1. Design details that will allow the installed fireplaces to perform as intended by the manufacturer and as desired for the project owner.
  2. Understand and apply the safety clearances, venting, and framing requirements for both contemporary and traditional designs.
  3. Recognize and understand the differences between double glass and screen safety barriers.
  4. Distinguish the environmental and efficiency benefits of a direct vent gas fireplace with the added safety of cool wall technology vs. a traditional wood burning and/or open faced fireplace.


About the Presenter

Sean Anderson is a regional sales manager at Ortal, a leading manufacturer of luxury gas fireplaces selling world-wide. Sean works with Architects and Interior Designers daily to ensure their design concepts flawlessly integrate with the safety requirements of the Ortal fireplaces. Sean is an expert in the industry and loves to inform others on general fireplace installation requirements to make sure your clients’ homes are kept as safe as possible.