Welcome to the Web page for the British Columbia Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers. This webpage is for members of the chapter and for those interested in fire protection engineering in British Columbia.  

Integrating Monte Carlo Simulation with zone and field models for Performance-based Fire Safety Engineering design

The Canadian model building code (NBCC) has provision forcompliance using Alternative Solutions that achieve a level of performance required by comparison to Acceptable Solutions. The level of performance is defined by Objectives statements which are specified in terms of minimising the PROBABILITY of risk exposure that the design and construction of the building would pose to occupants (and in some situations properties) in or adjacent to the building in case of emergency.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 17:30
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Magnesium Oxide Board: Is it the Drywall of the future?

To create a board,  Magnesium oxide is reacted with either magnesium chloride, magnesium sulfate or phosphates forming a cement mixture  that can be cast into thin panels using fiberglass mat reinforcing. These panels are then specially cured to make them useable in residential and commercial building project applications. The result is a strong alternative sheathing material with antimicrobial properties that can  be used over wood and metal structural framing.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 17:30
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Water Supplies for Fire Protection: what should they be?

The question of what is an acceptable supply for fire protection? depends on the specific criteria for acceptance. In building code terms, this has long been controversial. At one time, virtually all water supply assessments were carried out by insurance groups of one kind or another. In terms of water supply infrastructure, Insurance Service offices in the USA and Fire Underwriters’ Survey (FUS) in Canada laid out criteria for acceptance and grading of water supplies in municipalities and their ability to fight fire through organization and logistical response.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 17:30
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Oct 9-14 SFPE International North American Conference and Expo in Montreal

SFPE Montreal

For the first time ever, SFPE annual North American Conference and Expo will be held in Canada.

MASS NOTIFICATION SYSTEM SEMINAR

MASS NOTIFICATION SYSTEM SEMINAR
7:30 AM — 3:30 PM

Learn how to maximize public safety. Be prepared when your organization needs a Mass Notification System.

Responsibility for Mass Notification Systems (MNS) requires understanding of the origin and purpose of MNS, regulations, system complexities, the installation process, and system operation.

Start date: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 07:30

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