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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:

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

Mechanical Engineering Technologist (Fire Protection)

Location: Edmonds A01

Competition Number: BCH-R-2101-08

Job Number: 587511

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DUTIES: The successful candidate:


BC SFPE Meeting Topic: Hybrid Water Mist Systems

Timothy Carman of Tyco Fire Suppression will give us a presentation on the new AUQASONIC hybrid water mist that uses nitrogen to atomize and discharge the water mist into the protected space. The presentation will review the basic fire principles of water mist, the appropriate uses and risks best protected with water mist, and will cover the technical details of the Auqasonic system.

When: September 29, 2008 Dinner @ 6PM Presentation @ 7PM

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



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