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Stretching the Boundaries of Fire Testing

Good and bad practice in the use of small and large scale fire testing and relevance to fire protection engineering.

 

In the last 50 years there have been significant product and fire testing developments. However, there is still much abuse of fire testing data by manufacturers and others. Test management is important to achieving an acceptable outcome.
 

Mike van Geyn will present his own perspective on the situation and his recent role in Indicative Fire Testing to help facilitate building and other authority approvals.  Mike van Geyn is the former manager of the Inertek Fire Laboratory and Principal in Fire Stance Professional Services.

 

Date:  November 27, 2012

Time:  Registration and Reception 5:30

Location:  False Creek Yacht Club (1661 Granville Street)

Cost:  $25 Please bring cash or a cheque payable to BC Society of Fire Protection Engineers

Registration Deadline:  November 23, 2012

 

Free parking is available in the Yacht Club parking lot.

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Vytenis Babrauskas - Engineering design and analysis using computer models:How well is it done?

Fire modeling has now more than three decades worth of development. Apart from its use in universities, the primary uses have been for design and for fire investigation purposes. The present status, however, in these two application areas is very different. It is shown that, after an early start, application of advanced fire modeling towards design purposes is currently very limited. Furthermore, it is not realistic that an upswing might be expected in the short term. By contrast, fire modeling use is growing extremely rapidly in the fire investigation area. The limitation there is that, while the work done at governmental laboratories and national institutes invariably has been of high quality, the record in the private sector is spotty. Furthermore, it is of concern that the trend towards making the fire models more versatile, user-friendly, and graphically-realistic is actually encouraging misuses of the models. This presentation will assess the current shortcomings of fire modelling in fire investigation and possible solutions to this dilemma.


 

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Re-Inaugural Chapter Meeting: The Future of Fire - Sustainability and Fire Performance of Wood Structures

The Executive of SFPE has met and wishes to reinvigorate Chapter 30 which at one time was one of the most prominent in North America. A substantial fund has been accumulated that will enable a re-inaugural meeting to be held with a complimentary dinner for all those in attendance. The maximum attendance will be 40 persons.  SFPE national members, chapter members and potential members/guests are invited.

Date: June 6th 2012

Place:

Delta Hotel, Ballroom, 4331 Dominion Street, Burnaby, BC

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Registration and no host bar 5:30pm; dinner at 6:00pm, presentation starts 7:15 pm approx.

Dinner:

Free buffet dinner with a max admission of 40 persons

Speaker:

John Ivison

To register or for more information click on the "Read more" below.

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City of Edmonton Fire Rescue: Fire Protection Engineer

Unique career opportunity with Edmonton Fire Rescue Services, as a Fire Protection Engineer!

This leading edge, internationally accredited Fire Service seeks a dynamic, forward thinking professional with a passion for Public Service from a fire safety perspective.

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SFPE St. Laurent Chapter Course: Engineering Human Response in Fire: Principles, Models, and Applications

This seminar will help you to understand the human behaviour in fire emergencies, from the first alert and cues to the aftermath of the evacuation process. It elaborates on the material that was presented in Module 3 of the January 2011 course ‘Basic Principles of Fire Protection Engineering’ (not a pre?requisite). The seminar material comes in part from the research work of Dr Guylène Proulx, deceased, during her tenure at the NRC. This course encompasses an in?depth overview of Human Response in Fire, allowing participants to gain or refresh their knowledge on the topic.

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