June 16, 2016, 8:00 a.m. - completion
Mandalay Bay Convention Center Ballroom EFGHIJKL
If you are a frequent participant of the NFPA Technical Meeting, you have certainly noticed that the amount of motions presented has declined over recent years.
In 2015 we ended the first day after only two hours. Before concluding, we asked what you thought of the many changes within the process and the Tech Session. Many of you expressed that you would have preferred to have a single, extended day session rather than two short days for Tech Session. We listened!!!!
With the new Standards Development Process and electronic submission system making revisions to NFPA Standards transparent, interested parties see the document in totality once the Technical Committees complete their work.
The NITMAM stage of the process remains an integral and important phase in NFPA Standards Development. However, with the noticeable decrease in the number of NITMAMs received, a smaller agenda at the Tech Session naturally results. We believe that hosting the Tech Session as a full day event on Thursday, June 16, will address your concerns and improve your experience in 2016.
As the 2016 event approaches, there are many channels to stay up-to-date with the changes being unveiled for the Tech Session and other Codes and Standards activities during the upcoming NFPA Conference & Expo. Please take advantage of NFPA News (a monthly electronic newsletter dedicated to Standards Activities); the Motions Committee Report (available May 2016 and includes the agenda of certified amending motions to be presented at the Tech Session); and the Conference & Expo website for all C&E news.
We look forward to seeing you at the 2016 Tech Session in Las Vegas!
The NFPA Technical Meeting, also known as "Tech Session", is an important element in the standards development process. The Tech Session ensures that consensus is achieved on proposed changes to NFPA Standards prior to Standards Council review. During this meeting, supporters and opponents of certified motions voice their opinions and NFPA members are given an opportunity to vote on proposed changes. NFPA Technical Meetings are held annually at the NFPA Conference & Expo.