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Professional Development Week 2016

Protection of Storage Occupancies - NFPA 13

Date:

Monday, October 31, 2016

8:00am - 5:00pm


Location

702 King Farm Blvd
Conference Center Room 1
Rockville, Maryland 20850


Seminar Description:

The objective of this one-day seminar is to provide participants with basic knowledge of the available technology and techniques for protecting these very challenging occupancies. This seminar will review the range of storage types and configurations that exist as well as emphasize the necessary prerequisite knowledge required to competently provide engineering solutions that are both sound in principal and practice while maintaining constructability. Current full scale testing, available modeling and actual events will be a part of this presentation.

Participants will learn the use and application of NFPA standards (and connections to the IBC and IFC), which are the basis for the majority of the engineering solutions. Participants will become familiar with applicable techniques and solutions, the effect of the variety of available storage sprinklers on the design criteria, and exercises will allow detailed evaluations of opposing protection solutions. Participants should be able to classify many hazards and evaluate and apply the appropriate design criteria not only to the sprinkler systems, but also the effect on design decisions relative to other fire protection features such as smoke control, draft curtains, and more.

 

Learning Objectives:

Increasing the understanding of design requirements for storage occupancies:

  • General requirements and definitions
  • Commodity classification
  • Storage arrangements (configurations)
  • Building construction issues
  • Limitations of various storage sprinklers
  • In-rack sprinkler

Presented by:

William E. Koffel Jr., P.E., FSFPE, is President of Koffel Associates, a fire protection and life safety engineering design and consulting firm, recognized as an expert in the fire protection and life safety aspects of codes and standards. Headquartered in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area in the USA, the firm provides consulting; engineering design & construction administration; codes & standards development; seminar development & training; product testing & evaluation / representation; and litigation support to public and private clients worldwide. Bill is active in the development process of the industry’s governing codes, standards and design guidelines including International Code Council (ICC), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) and Underwriters Laboratory (UL). A former code official with the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office, he is a Past President of the SFPE.

 

Professional Development Hours (PDHs):

Earn 7 PDHs if you attend the entire seminar

 

Fee:

Member - $425 

Non-Member - $450

 

Information

Registration: 7:30am

Meals included: Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and Breaks

Parking: Free in the garage

 

Minimum Number of Registrants:

10 (if we do not meet the minimum by October 14, SFPE will need to cancel and do a full refund on seminar)

 

Refund:

To cancel your registration and qualify for a partial refund, SFPE must receive in writing your cancellation notice by October 14, 2016. A $100 administrative fee will be deducted for all cancellations. SFPE cannot refund registration fees after the registration cutoff date.

 

SFPE will happily do a registration replacement at your request. No-shows will not be refunded.

 


Application of Fire Risk Assessment Seminar

Date:

Tuesday-Wednesday, November 1-2, 2016

8:00am - 5:00pm


Location

702 King Farm Blvd
Conference Center Room 1
Rockville, Maryland 20850

Free Parking in Garage 

 

Seminar Description:

This seminar is intended for fire protection engineers and individuals interested in the application of risk assessment in fire protection design. Those who would benefit from this seminar include fire protection and systems engineers, fire protection risk managers, insurance professionals, quality control engineers, architects and others interested in preparing fire risk assessment reports for application to buildings designs utilizing both performance-based and prescriptive code design methodologies. Experience in probability and statistics is not necessary, but helpful.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the different components of the SFPE Engineering Guide to Fire Risk Assessment.
  • Describe at least three methods for calculating fire risk.
  • Understand a specific scenario and 
  1. Develop objective statements
  2. Identify hazards
  3. Develop fire scenarios
  4. Identify data needs and sources 

Presented by:

William E. Koffel Jr., P.E., FSFPE, is President of Koffel Associates, a fire protection and life safety engineering design and consulting firm, recognized as an expert in the fire protection and life safety aspects of codes and standards. Headquartered in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area in the USA, the firm provides consulting; engineering design & construction administration; codes & standards development; seminar development & training; product testing & evaluation / representation; and litigation support to public and private clients worldwide. Bill is active in the development process of the industry’s governing codes, standards and design guidelines including International Code Council (ICC), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) and Underwriters Laboratory (UL). A former code official with the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office, he is a Past President of the SFPE.

 

Professional Development Hours (PDHs):

Earn 14 PDHs if you attend the entire seminar

 

Fee:

Member - $900* 

Non-Member - $950*

*Includes the Engineering Guide: Fire Risk Assessment

 

Information

Registration:7:30am

Meals included: Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and Breaks

Parking: Free in the garage

 

Minimum Number of Registrants:

10 (if we do not meet the minimum by October 14, SFPE will need to cancel and do a full refund on seminar)

 

Refund:

To cancel your registration and qualify for a partial refund, SFPE must receive in writing your cancellation notice by October 14, 2016. A $100 administrative fee will be deducted for all cancellations. SFPE cannot refund registration fees after the registration cutoff date.

 

SFPE will happily do a registration replacement at your request. No-shows will not be refunded.

 


Protecting Flammable and Combustible Liquids Seminar

Date:

Tuesday-Wednesday, November 8-9, 2016

8:00am - 5:00pm


Location

702 King Farm Blvd
Conference Center Room 1
Rockville, Maryland 20850

Free Parking in Garage 

 

Seminar Description:

The objective of this two day seminar is to provide participants with basic knowledge of protection options available in NFPA 30—2015 edition and testing programs that may become the basis for future editions of NFPA 30. This seminar will give an overview of the latest NFPA 30 document, describe fire test results that have become requirements in NFPA 30, discuss current and future fire testing for protection of flammable and combustible liquids, and describe how to apply NFPA 30 requirements to two case studies involving storage of flammable or combustible liquids.

 

NFPA 30, Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code is a widely used document worldwide. It contains the latest, best available technology for protecting against severe fire and explosion hazards of flammable and combustible liquids.

 

Participants will learn the use and application of NFPA 30 and possible future requirements of the document. The two case studies will demonstrate to participants how NFPA 30 requirements are used to protect storage of flammable and combustible liquids in actual (real life) circumstances.

 

Learning Objectives:

The attendee will be able to apply NFPA 30 protection criteria to flammable and combustible liquid storage arrangements. They will also learn to differentiate between protected and unprotected storage.

 

Attendee Requirements:

Participants should bring a copy of the latest (2015) edition of NFPA 30; speaker presentations will also contain the applicable referenced material from NFPA 30. There are no prerequisite requirements for attending this seminar.

 

Presented by:

Robert Benedetti, P.E., FSFPE, Principal Flammable Liquids Engineer, National Fire Protection Association, is responsible for NFPA's Flammable and Combustible Liquids Project. He joined NFPA in 1974 after serving two years as a Field Engineer with the (former) Factory Insurance Assn. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering from Northeastern University, Boston MA. He is a Certified Safety Professional and a Registered Professional Engineer. In addition to SFPE, he is an active member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.  

 

John LeBlanc, Assistant Vice President - Principal Standards Engineer, FM Global, is an Assistant Vice President and Principal Standards Engineer within the Engineering Standards group of FM Global. John has been with FM Global for 30 years. John is responsible for the engineering integrity of all technical standards developed within Engineering Standards. He also continues to be responsible for the development and updating of FM Global’s Property Loss Prevention Data Sheets on ignitable liquid handling/storage, providing guidance on the development of other engineering standards and the development of fire test programs. John received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and a Masters of Science in Fire Protection Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He serves on National Fire Protection Association committees responsible for flammable liquids (30) and aerosols (30B). John is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the Society of Fire Protection Engineers.

 

Professional Development Hours (PDHs):

Earn 14 PDHs if you attend the entire seminar

 

Fee:

Member - $850

Non-Member - $900

 

Information

Registration:7:30am

Meals included: Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and Breaks

Parking: Free in the garage

 

Minimum Number of Registrants:

10 (if we do not meet the minimum by October 21, SFPE will need to cancel and do a full refund on seminar)

 

Refund:

To cancel your registration and qualify for a partial refund, SFPE must receive in writing your cancellation notice by October 21, 2016. A $100 administrative fee will be deducted for all cancellations. SFPE cannot refund registration fees after the registration cutoff date.

 

SFPE will happily do a registration replacement at your request. No-shows will not be refunded.

 

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