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.  

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


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.

Start date: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 17:30


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