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Fire stopping in Existing Construction- Challenges, Compromises and Realities???

Mike van Geyn of Firestance Professional Services Ltd and John Ivison and Associates have spent almost 3 years working on two vintage wood frame buildings in the lower mainland. The first building had property use issues, rodent infestations, mould, plumbing leaks and remediation issues associated with asbestos containing materials. The decision by the Owners was to replace the plumbing systems and the building boilers/plumbing fixtures, kitchen and bathroom cabinets etc. Existing patches in fire separations had to be fire tested.

The routing of piping to minimise the visual impact on the interior spaces was a consideration and the mechanical engineer’s design was modified to enable piping to be fully concealed and/or valanced in the most effective fashion.

Numerous details had to be developed to meet the intent of BCBC requirements. The implementation of the programme and logistics of the installation were a major challenge.

Mike van Geyn will illustrate these case studies with slides of the installations. He will also describe the field review and City inspection programmes to minimise delays in carrying out the work and minimising disruption to tenants.

The presentation will inform the members on the physical and other limitations of upgrading to meet the intent of the Code in tricky situations.

Date: March 3, 2015
Time: Registration and Reception 5:30pm
Location: False Creek Yacht Club (1661 Granville Street)
Cost: Members - $30; Non-members $35. Please bring cash or a cheque payable to BC Society of Fire Protection Engineers to cover the cost of dinner.
Registration Deadline: February 28, 2015

Free parking is available in the Yacht Club parking lot.

Start date: 
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 17:30

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