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.  

SFPE Seminars in Ottawa April 23-24, 2019

Energize Your Professional Edge with 
SFPE Seminars This April

Revive your energy and interest in new skills after a hard winter. Renew your growing professional knowledge through the spring 2019 seminars from SFPE on a variety of practical topics, including Understanding Human Behavior in Fires and Performance-Based Design and the Codes, April 23-24 in Ottawa, Canada.

Start date: 
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 08:00

Assessment of Industrial fire risks/mitigation measures

IndustrialThe assessment of industrial fire and associated risks for the purpose of underwriting insurance and mitigating fire risks has a history going back to the middle of the 1800s.

Ongoing research into fire risk, floods windstorm and other require considerations of reliability and resilience have to be taken into account.

Start date: 
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 17:30

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


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