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Findings and insights from mass timber fire safety experiments

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This presentation summarizes and reviews Dr Wiesner’s fire safety engineering research on mass engineered timber. Multiple large scale compartment fire tests are presented alongside laboratory scale results to highlight findings on fire dynamics in compartments with exposed timber and its structural fire performance. In addition, this talk will give some insight into the behind-the-scenes preparations, decisions and concerns that were addressed to successfully design, build and execute these experiments.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2023 - 12:00
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Cannabis Factories - Risks & Mitigation

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Tuesday, February 28, 2023 - 12:00
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Fire & Smoke Dampers

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2018 BCBC’s new requirement for smoke dampers have caused some confusion for the construction industry. Why were these requirements added? How are the fire detectors connected? What are some options for smoke dampers? Fire Protections Engineers have a critical role in how fire & smoke dampers are used. These are some of the topics to be discussed.

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Start date: 
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 12:00
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Fire and the Spaces Between: An examination of the Grenfell Tower Fire

Please join us for a hybrid online and in person presentation on "Fire and the Spaces Between: An examination of the Grenfell Tower Fire, and the implications to high-rise construction in relation to the British Columbia Building Code"

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BCIT Downtown Campus, 555 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 3H6

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MS Teams live stream

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Start date: 
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 - 12:00
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