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Fire Protection and Life Safety In the Movie Industry

The evolution of moving picture images dates back to the late 1800s.  The last 40 years have established Vancouver as a significant movie industry centre leading the way in modern production techniques.  The production of films requires a fascinating array of skills- reflected in the latest digital technologies for the creation of computer animation. Production still requires locations or studio production which involves temporary construction of sets, actions and processes that rarely meet conventional levels of fire and life safety.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 17:30
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Passive and Fixed Fire Protection Controls for Commercial Cooking Operations

Fires in commercial cooking operations are common due to the production of combustible vapours, accumulation of fat/oil residues, over-temperature and ignition/fire spread to the building structure.

The applicable standards including NFPA 96 are designed to prevent fires and control fire spread in addition to direct extinguishment of fires.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 17:30
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SFPE’s Strategic Plan: Meeting the Challenges of a Global marketplace

Nicole Testa Boston C.E.O. of SFPE is visiting Vancouver as part of her mandate as CEO of SFPE's national body. Part of her work is visiting existing and new Chapters in the SFPE network. This is the first visit from a CEO since Peter Lund- then Executive Director- visited the Chapter back in the 1980s.

SFPE is reaching out to meet the burgeoning demands for international skills and expertise in fire protection engineering.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 17:30
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The History of Building Size Limits in the Building Code

Over the last 80 years, prescriptive height and area limitations have remained relatively unchanged in North American building codes while technological advances and fire service capabilities have improved considerably. Through an examination of historical code development and identification of the risk factors on which codes are based, we can set the stage for a re-examination of public perception with regard to combustible construction.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 17:30
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Fire protection of cladding systems in non-combustible and non-combustible construction - A Panel Discussion

The risk of involvement of cladding in non-combustible construction has long been an issue culminating in the advent of  Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) in the 1980s and 90s. The development of the CAN ULC S- 134 test method for use in non-combustible construction enabled representation of the typical scale of exterior fires and is generally indicative of the potential hazard arising from cladding in non-combustible construction.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 17:30
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