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Canadian Wood Council: Fire Safety Technical Positions

Technical Positions in Wood Design and Fire Safety

The Canadian Wood Council, the national association representing Canadian manufacturers of wood products used in construction, seeks two highly motivated and skilled individuals to advance the use of wood products as a state-of-the-art building material.

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Chapter Meeting: Fire, Smoke and Radiation Damper Installation BC Sheet Metal Association (SMACNA-BC)

Presented by: Bruce Sychuk, Executive Director of the BC Sheet Metal Association (SMACNA-BC) This presentation will cover the SMACNA manual; “Fire Smoke and Radiation Damper Installation Guide for HVAC Systems” (2002) Some of the topics that will be covered are: [list] [*] Contractor Qualifications [*] Applications, Plan & Specification responsibilities [*] Guidelines for proper Installations and sealing of Fire, Fire/Smoke dampers [*] Maintenance & inspection [/list] Note: “HVAC Duct Systems Inspection Guide Manual” (2006) will be provided by SMACNA-BC free of charge to all attendees. The list price(s) of this manual is $168 / $118 plus applicable taxes.
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APEGBC Seminar: Hot New Topics in Fire Protection

This seminar briefly reviews some of the changes in the relevant for fire suppression Standards from the current Building Code referenced Standards to the latest Standards issued by NFPA. The topics in the presentation will include:

  • Pressure reducing requirements for standpipe systems
  • Standpipe zoning and related fire department connection requirements
  • Comparison with sprinkler (NFPA 13) zoning requirements
  • High storage sprinkler design options:
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Six Story Wood Frame Residential Construction

Andrew Harmsworth of GHL Consultants Ltd will give us a presentation on the new BC Building Code change that will allow the construction of 6 storey wood frame apartment buildings. The presentation will review the process that was used to analyze this change and the rationale for this change.

Where: Pink Pearl Chinese Seafood Restaurant, 1132 E Hastings
Lots of Parking on site

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