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Update on Forest Fire Research and Reconstruction of the deadly ‘Camp’ Fire: California. USA

The ‘Camp’ Fire ignited on November 8, 2018 in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in Butte County, California. The first 24 hours were characterized by a fast-moving fire with initial spread driven by high winds up to 22 m/s (50 mi/h) and long-range spotting up to 6.3 km (3.9 mi) into the community. The fire quickly impacted the communities of Concow, Paradise, and Magalia. The Camp Fire became the most destructive and deadly fire in California history, with over 18 000 destroyed structures, 700 damaged structures, and 85 fatalities.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 12:00
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Encapsulated Mass Timber: a new construction type for the 2020 NBC

 

Note:  This event is being rescheduled due to a conflict with the EGBC event with a similar topic:  egbc.ca/Events/Events/2021/21SEPEMT 

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 12:00
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Post-Earthquake Fire Risk

The reliability of water supplies, electrical,  gas and other infrastructure in event of an earthquake is critical to the prevention of post-earthquake fires.

Vancouver has a secondary salt water supply system covering priority areas of Vancouver for contingency purposes in the event that the primary potable/fire supply is damaged by a seismic event.

The California Building Code requires secondary water supply systems in high buildings; however, there is no provision in Canadian codes- even for seismically active zones.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 12:00
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Code Change - Water supplies for Public Fire Protection Purposes

Due to a whole range of factors- not least of which is the mandating of water supplies for firefighting in the building code- there is much confusion about what water supply for firefighting actually should be- both in the context of the building code as well as in the context of the design of water supply infrastructure.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 12:00
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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?

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Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 12:00
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