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.  

Structural fire engineering: A ‘First Principles’ Approach

The concept of fire resistance developed as result of historical fires such as the great fire of London in 1666. In the aftermath of the fire the use of non-combustible materials, fire walls, parapets and other means of controlling fire spread were introduced.

 The assessment of fire resistance in the last century or so has relied on the time temperature curve which varies relatively slightly between various international standards: such as CAN ULC S-101 in this country.

Start date: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 17:30

Future Strategy and Direction for Building Regulations and BC Building Code processes

In terms of building regulations, the Province of BC relies on the National Building Code as the model document- using the Vancouver Building Bylaw as well as the BC Building Code outside of Vancouver.

Start date: 
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 17:30

The SFPE Research Roadmap/ SFPE Foundation expansion

Recently the SFPE Subcommittee on Research & Innovation unveiled the SFPE roadmap that identifies the future research needs for the fire safety engineering profession.

As the Chair of this SFPE research group Peter Senez will outline the current plans for FPE research going forward as articulated in the SFPE Research Roadmap as well as provide recent updates proposed.  

Start date: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 17:30

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.

Start date: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 17:30

2018 SFPE Annual Conference and Expo


The 2018 SFPE Annual Conference & Expo will be held on October 28-30 in Nashville, TN. Take control of your professional development with up-to-date technical trends including BIM, Large-Scale Fire Testing, Resiliency, Navigating the Rules, Fires Service, Industry Applications, and many more while earning 14 PDHs (plus up to 21 PDHs available from the optional professional development seminars), and unparalleled networking opportunities with the right people. We look forward to welcoming you in Nashville! sfpe.org/mpage/Nashville2018



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