The New England Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers is pleased to invite you to the 2012 Annual Seminar on Fire Protection & Life Safety Changes being held on Wednesday March 21, 2012. This event has been developed to inform you of some of the latest applications, code requirements, and trends in fire protection system design and performance.
If you are involved in fire or safety engineering and design, code enforcement, facilities management, or risk management, this seminar will be of interest and value to you. The proper design, installation, and maintenance of fire protection and building systems are critical to their performance during a fire emergency. Learn about current and new codes and residential automatic sprinkler system developments
The seminar will provide ample opportunities to share ideas, expand your resources and network to enhance your personal development. Take advantage of the experience of industry experts and peers to gain knowledge of current fire protection system issues and solutions
This years seminar will feature the following speakers in four sessions.
Session 1 - Matt Klaus from the National Fire Protection Association will present on the new NFPA 3: Recommended Practice on Commissioning and Integrated Testing. He will also provide an update on the development of NFPA 4: Standard for Integrated Testing.
Session 2 - Dana Haagensen with the MA Department of Fire Services will share fire service experience and concerns with fire protection system design and installation in MA, including discussion of recent and upcoming significant changes impacting fire protection system design and installation requirements of the MA State Building Code (780 CMR), the MA Comprehensive Fire Safety Code (527 CMR), and the MA Fire Laws (MGL Chapter 148)
Session 3 - Beth Tubbs from the International Code Council will present on changes to the 2012 ICC Codes focusing on the International Building Code (IBC) and the International Existing Building Code (IEBC).
Session 4 - Jonathan Eisenberg and Jeremy Lebowitz of Rolf Jensen & Associates and Tim Rodrique with the MA Department of Fire Services will present process safety management and Chapter 33 of the MA Fire Prevention Regulations regarding Hazardous Material Processes. Included will be a discussion on the origins, contents, and implications of the new chapter of the fire code. This regulation is set to lower the thresholds of the OSHA process safety management program.
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