Smoke Control Essentials Seminar - Hosted by SFPE Saint Laurent Chapter

Starts:  Jan 23, 2023 08:00 (ET)
Ends:  Jan 24, 2023 17:00 (ET)

Course Dates:
Day 1 – Monday, January 23, 2023 
Day 2 – Tuesday, January 24, 2023 

Holiday Inn Longueuil Hotel
900 Rue St.-Charles Est, Longueuil, QC, CANADA
A Block of rooms will be held through December 15th for Seminar Attendees.
Meals and lodging are the responsibility of each participant.

8 AM - 5 PM Eastern Time

Course Description
Smoke control is an essential part of many effective and innovative fire strategies for buildings and structures worldwide. Through case studies, interactive lectures, and small teams working through practical examples, this course provides the fundamentals concepts and principles needed to design state-of-the-art systems effectively – the focus is on practical design. Topics include smoke control design strategies and analysis techniques for stairwell pressurization, elevator smoke control, zoned smoke control, and atria and large spaces systems.

Learning Outcomes
After completing this seminar, participants will be able to:
• Describe basic fire dynamics and other factors that influence smoke movement
• Describe the four basic smoke control methods, understand key design considerations for these very different methods, and understand where and how to apply each method
• Understand the basic code requirements for high-rise buildings, atrium spaces, covered malls, and underground structures
• Apply smoke control principles to develop conceptual pressurization systems designs (stair pressurization, elevator pressurization, and zoned systems)
• Apply smoke control principles to develop conceptual designs for Atrium and other large spaces
• Understand basics principles of systems controls, system testing, integrated testing, and special inspection 

Course Modules
Module 1: Introductions & Fundamentals
Module 2: Pressurization Systems
Module 3: Exhaust and Velocity Systems
Module 4: Controls, Integration, and Testing
Module 5: Atrium Practical Example

Jeffrey Tubbs, PE, FSFPE (English Speaking)

The course has been developed for engineers, designers, inspectors, and plans reviewers that develop, review, commission or approve smoke control systems. Beginner and seasoned professionals will benefit from the depth and breadth of this course.

Recommended Class Materials and Aids
Handbook of Smoke Control Engineering (ASHRAE, 2012) 
NFPA 92: Standard for Smoke Control Systems (NFPA, 2018)
International Building Code, (ICC, 2018)
CONTAM Download: 

Included Class Materials
Student manual and exercises and handouts of the presentations.

Course Assessment
Participants will be assessed via a written test upon completion of the course. A passing score of 70% and a completed survey will be required to obtain a Certificate of Completion. 

Professional Development Hours
Participants will receive 15 PDH Credits and a Certificate of Attendance from the Host Chapter.

Questions? Please contact

SFPE Members: $965 USD
SFPE Non-members: $1,215 USD

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900 Rue Saint-Charles E
Holiday Inn Longueuil Hotel
Longueuil, QC J4H 3Y2