Welcome to the Web page for the British Columbia Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers. This webpage is for members of the chapter and for those interested in fire protection engineering in British Columbia.  

Upgrading and Refurbishing Existing Buildings: The role in affordability

Presentation Synopsis:

The refurbishment of existing buildings represents around 50% of the volume of construction activity in Canada. After a significant re-engineering of buildings codes into objectives and functional statements the NBCC has still to include a process for existing buildings.

Start date: 
Tuesday, November 21, 2023 - 12:00

Fire Risk Determination and Economic Evaluation for Fire Protection Systems

Presentation Topic

The presentation explores fire risk analysis methods as well as economic evaluations for fire protection systems. The main purpose of the presentation is to encourage the fire protection community on the development of a common guidance document for fire risk analysis and economic evaluation for fire protection systems.


Start date: 
Tuesday, October 24, 2023 - 12:00

NFPA 13 Changes and Trends


Start date: 
Tuesday, September 19, 2023 - 12:00

Standard for Integrated Systems Testing of Fire Protection & Life Safety Systems (S1001) - Panel Discussion

The Building Officials’ Association of BC (BOABC) in partnership with the BC Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers will hold a panel discussion on S1001 ‘Standard for Integrated Systems Testing of Fire Protection & Life Safety Systems’. The panel will discuss their experience with the S1001 process and provide insights from the perspectives of the AHJs, project design team, and testing coordinators

The event will be held in-person at the River Rock Casino Resort (Thompson), 8811 River Road, Richmond, BC, and streamed on-line.

Start date: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - 13:00


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