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.  

Reliability of Automatic Sprinkler Systems

The performance results of automatic sprinkler systems was published annually by NFPA up until the 1970s and are often used to quote the expected performance of systems today.A number of factors in the market since the 1970s, including the increase in the number of fully supervised systems, would be expected to increase the reliability of systems. However, the reliability of systems necessitates the incorporation of what were once insurance factors used to improve system performance in relation to the ?risk?.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 17:30
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Use and Construction of Austrian Masonry Heaters – Back to the Future

Designs of conventional open solid fuel burning fire places vary; these devices are primitive in terms of efficiency and heat transfer and comfort and result in negative impacts to local air quality, yet remain widely in use.  The majority of municipalities will no longer permit the construction of these primitive heating devices.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 17:30
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Fire Protection in Power Generation Facilities

Fire Protection and Loss Control in Power Generation Facilities:

 

Power generation facilities vary significantly depending on the mode of Power Generation. For instance, they may be nuclear, hydro-electric, steam powered turbo-generators or wind or tide powered with or without interconnection with private and public utility grids. A combination of facilities is relatively common on large sites.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 17:30
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Tyco Invite: Free Technology and Code Symposium on Jun 2, 2016

Tyco is inviting Fire Protection Engineers and other in the industry to attent their Technology and Code Symposium on Jun 2, 2016 in Vancouver at the trade and convention centre.  

 

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April 5: Effective strategies for assessment and processing of heritage improvement projects (panel discussion)

The mechanisms for upgrading buildings have developed significantly

over the last 20 years- particularly in the City of Vancouver. While the

current guidance for upgrading buildings is more definitive and intended

to be flexible, the individual characteristics of historic and other existing

buildings often require a bespoke i.e. customized-strategy to be

developed. The perception in the development and design community is

that it is more difficult to upgrade existing structures; certain

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 17:00
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