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ULC S1001 - Commissioning VS Integrated Testing - A Formal and Standardized Procedure to Capture Significant Information

Compliance with CAN/ULC-S1001 is now required for projects designed to meet the 2015 NBC ; 2018 BCBC and 2019 VBBL.  Do your clients and building owners understand the formalized testing requirements to provide this deliverable for occupancy and have a procedure in place for periodic testing through the life cycle of the building?

New code changes often require some time for industry to react and develop consistent and complete solutions.  Previously the local fire protection industry organically developed a “standard” for life safety system testing and demonstration with City inspectors for occupancy of the building.  However the process is being formalized through the CAN/ULC-S1001 standard which is now referenced in Local Codes.

The ULC Subcommittee, with input from the National Research Council of Canada, set out to define the process of Integrated Systems Testing for fire protection systems, and consistently differentiate between the testing these life safety systems and the larger role of a building commissioning agent reviews items beyond fire protection and life safety. 

Theresa (Tess) Espejo and Caitlan D’Onforio of Underwriters Laboratories of Canada will provide our chapter with a presentation on the CAN/ULC-S1001 standard on December 8, 2020 and provide you with insights into the process of completing a site specific Integrated Testing Plan as well as provide a summary on the progress on companion documents to ULC‑S1001, as the ULC Subcommittee on Commissioning has been developing a series of supporting documents for fire commissioning including :               

  • ULC‑S1002, Guidelines on the Fire Commissioning Process, will detail the methodology for implementing fire commissioning and the role of the commissioning team during pre‑design, design, construction, acceptance, and close-out phases of a construction project. 
  • ULC‑S1003, Recommended Practices for Acceptance Testing of Active Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems, and
  • ULC‑S1004, Recommended Practices for Acceptance Testing of Passive Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems

Date: December 8, 2020
Time: 12:00PM (Pacific time)
Location: On-line (MS Teams)
Cost: No charge
Registration Deadline: December 4, 2020 (Late registrations will not receive the invite to join the meeting.  Please register on time.)

Start date: 
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 12:00

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