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Events organized for the BC Chapter of SFPE

Hydraulics of Fire Protection

A fundamental knowledge of hydraulics is indispensable to the fire protection engineer. It facilitates an understanding of municipal water supplies as well as private water supplies- such as gravity tanks, fire pumps etc.- leading to a projection of available flow and pressure at certain points in the distribution system.

Start date: 
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 - 12:00

Encapsulated Mass Timber: a new construction type for the 2020 NBC

 This seminar will discuss the fire-related national building and fire code changes related to a new construction type called Encapsulated Mass Timber Construction (EMTC) to be used for wood buildings up to twelve storeys. As well, it will provide an overview of ongoing fire research at the National Research Council of Canada into various performance aspects of mass timber construction and tall wood buildings.

Start date: 
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 12:00

Case study - SFPE 22 International Conference on Performance-Based Codes and Fire Safety Design Methods

The BC Chapter of the SFPE is seeking willing participants to represent the Chapter by contributing to a case study in support of the SFPE 2022 Performance-Based Design Virtual Conference to be held on March 23-25, 2022.

The case study presents an opportunity for people to develop and outline a fire-engineered approach/solution to address the significant components/challenges of building that will be presented at the conference. The design solutions are not constrained by a given regulatory framework thus innovation is encouraged and essential.

Engagement is targeted at:

Start date: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - 17:00

SFPE Foundation: Opportunities for Engagement and Presentation on the Development of Fire Engineering Practitioner Tools Project

Fire Research Group and the University of Canterbury have recently completed a research project funded by the SFPE Foundation. The research project conducted an international survey of fire model usage amongst fire safety practitioners and used the results from the survey to make recommendations to SFPE and the Foundation on a future workplan to help support and improve the usage of fire models.

The presentation will be comprised of two parts:

Start date: 
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 12:00

Professional Perspective on Reviews and Site Assessment of Firestopping Installations

Over the years there has been many advances in firestopping technology; however in some instances there is still lack of available firestop systems; and in other instances firestop systems are misused or installed incorrectly.  In addition, there are cases where Code requirements with respect to firestopping is not clear, where professionals have to make judgement call with respect to the level of protection required or suitability of the system proposed.

In this presentation Khash Vorell of GHL will cover the following:

Start date: 
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 12:00


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