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.  

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

SFPE’s Strategic Plan: Meeting the Challenges of a Global marketplace

Nicole Testa Boston C.E.O. of SFPE is visiting Vancouver as part of her mandate as CEO of SFPE's national body. Part of her work is visiting existing and new Chapters in the SFPE network. This is the first visit from a CEO since Peter Lund- then Executive Director- visited the Chapter back in the 1980s.

SFPE is reaching out to meet the burgeoning demands for international skills and expertise in fire protection engineering.

Start date: 
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 17:30

The History of Building Size Limits in the Building Code

Over the last 80 years, prescriptive height and area limitations have remained relatively unchanged in North American building codes while technological advances and fire service capabilities have improved considerably. Through an examination of historical code development and identification of the risk factors on which codes are based, we can set the stage for a re-examination of public perception with regard to combustible construction.

Start date: 
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 17:30

Fire protection of cladding systems in non-combustible and non-combustible construction - A Panel Discussion

The risk of involvement of cladding in non-combustible construction has long been an issue culminating in the advent of  Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) in the 1980s and 90s. The development of the CAN ULC S- 134 test method for use in non-combustible construction enabled representation of the typical scale of exterior fires and is generally indicative of the potential hazard arising from cladding in non-combustible construction.

Start date: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 17:30


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