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Fire Dynamics Simulator Workshop

Location:Vancouver, BC - Venue TBD
Date:Tuesday, February 27 & Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Time:Registration & Continental Breakfast: 8:00 am - 8:30 am
Seminar 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (Lunch included)
Instructor:David McGill, Seneca College
Credit:14 Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Fee:APEGBC & SFPE Members (until February 13, 2007): $659.00 + GST = $698.54
APEGBC & SFPE Members (after February 13, 2007) and Non-Members : $699.00 + GST = $740.94.


To avoid the cancellation of this seminar, please register before February 13, 2007. Register early as space is limited.

Please note that a laptop is required for this workshop.

Registration Form (GST exempt registrants: please register via fax or phone and select the "Registration Form" option.)

Secure Online Registration (Please note that online registration will close two days prior to the seminar)

This workshop will introduce you to Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS), which is a computational fluid dynamics program designed specifically for Fire Protection practitioners. FDS, and its accompanying graphics program Smokeview, provide a field model with extremely powerful graphics that can be run on a PC. The hands-on format will demonstrate the breadth and depth of FDS by examining a number of fire modelling scenarios. It will be useful for those who are considering using FDS in their professional practice and those who review proposals based upon FDS models.

Workshop Contents:

  • Introduction to FDS
  • Getting started
  • Elements of constructing a scenario
  • Hands-on construction of a scenario using PyroSlim
  • Results of the scenario
  • Examples of FDS in performance-based design
  • Examples of FDS in forensic reconstruction
  • FDS strengths and weaknesses
  • Further options and resources

Who Should Attend:

This workshop is intended for fire engineers, AHJs, fire investigators, fire safety system designers, smoke management system designers, risk management consultants, insurance assessors and loss adjusters, building consultants, and building surveyors.

Participants must have access to a laptop with administrative rights. Minimum laptop requirements are as follows: Pentium II with 256 MB of RAM, and Windows as the operating system.

For more information on the content of the workshop, please contact the instructor, David McGill, at .

Instructor : David McGill

Dave McGill is a professor in the School of Fire Protection Technology at Seneca, Canada's largest college, and holds both a BSc and MHSC from the University of Toronto. For more than a decade, he has been a leader in fire modelling instruction with courses including FPETool, CFAST, Branzfire and Fire Dynamics Simulator.

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