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May Webinar: Recommended Minimum Technical Core Competencies for the Practice of Fire Protection Engineering
Reminder that this Thursday, May 6th from noon-1pm CST Ben Brooks Director of Fire Protection Services at Ross & Baruzzini, will be discussing the Recommended Minimum Technical Core Competencies for the Practice of Fire Protection Engineering.
Click HERE to sign up for the May meeting.
Remote Inspections Webinar March 11th:
The SFPE Colorado Chapter (SFPE-RMC) is offering a free webinar tomorrow - MOKAN chapter members are welcome to join! The webinar will be covering remote/virtual inspection procedures. If you are interested please register at the link provided here: https://sfperockymountainchapter.wildapricot.org/
The Commercial Club Building: Adapting the Code for Adaptive Reuse March 15th:
SFPE is presenting a free webinar next Monday addressing adapting applicable codes to buildings intended for reuse. The link to register provided HERE
Join us for our next virtual MOKAN chapter luncheon, this Thursday March 4th at noon! It is $5 for chapter members and $10 for non-members to sign up under our Calendar tab here: http://www.mokansfpe.org/calendar.html
Victoria Hutchison, Research Project Manager at NFPA's Fire Protection Research Foundation & Bart van Leeuwen Owner of Netage B.V. will be presenting on a case study that demonstrates how graphic -modeling and other cutting-edge techniques are being leveraged to collect and consolidate ITM data that can then be utilized for the needs of various stakeholder groups. This presentation will demonstrate a proof-of-concept comprehensive, scalable, and extensible ITM data exchange model that can facilitate data sharing from diverse data sources to support reliability analyses and predictive analytics.
Why is this important? The void of this data collection has restricted the ability to determine sound performance-based inspection frequencies and prevents stakeholders from exchanging and analyzing data that can influence safety and efficiencies.
Don't forget to apply for out local scholarship offering. We typically only see a few applications and the scholarship awards have historically ranged between $1000 to $1500. Last year, our chapter gave the most scholarships (4) and the most award money ($6,000) than we were able to in a decade. All it takes is a cover letter and resume to apply. See the following link for more information: http://www.mokansfpe.org/students.html
We want to thank the many participants and speakers for this week's 2016 Technical Seminar held on Tuesday. The event supported 12 different presentations on a wide range of topics and raised $2,525 towards local fire protection scholarships for students.
The sessions included:
Risk Management in Critical Manufacturing Facilities by Ron Stein of AON Risk Solutions
Understanding Commissioning and System Acceptance Testing by Jack Poole of Poole Fire Protection
Common Installation Challenges for Firestopping by Mark Chrisman of Henderson Engineers
Challenges & Opportunities of Flexible Sprinkler Armovers by Jordan Van Loon of Victaulic
Fire & Life Safety Challenges in College and University Labs by Jeff Schumacher, Rocky Edwards, and Andy Thul of Cosentini Associates
Significant Changes in the 2016 Edition of NFPA 13 by Christopher Culp of Henderson Engineers
Challenges & Applications of Low Pressure CO2 Systems by Mark Harris and Courtney Santmire of Tyco
Environmental & Health Considerations in Clean Agent Technology by Luis F. Gonzalez of 3M
Challenges & Applications for Large Dry Chemical Systems by Mark Harris and Courtney Santmire of Tyco
Understanding Survivability by Jack Poole of Poole Fire Protection
Incident Management System Intelligibility and Feasibility by Morris Stoops of Edwards Technology
Code & Industry: Fire alarm Monitoring Trends & Technology by Paul Bridges of Notifier
We are very thankful to the participants, speakers, our platinum sponsors American Fire Sprinkler, Ferguson Fire & Fabrication, George Butler & Associates, Henderson Engineers, Victaulic, and our host Henderson Engineers. The feedback we have received thus far has been positive and we hope that it was a worthwhile event for those who attended.
For those who requested PDH certificates, please monitor your email for further details.
Thank you again for your help in making this a very successful event! We look forward to starting up chapter meetings again in the fall. Have comments? Feel free to post below.
Just a brief reminder that we will not have a monthly meeting in April, but we are excited about the full day technical seminar on May 3, 2016. You can see the latest lineup (9 different sessions) of speakers and presentations as well as register all on our Seminar page.
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