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cladding

Cladding in Combustible and Non-Combustible Construction

This bulletin provides some background on cladding systems and clarifies the intent of the code insofar as systems that are tested for use in non-combustible construction and possibly used in the context of combustible construction – such as conventional wood frame
The intent of the National Building Code is to limit the use and contribution of combustible cladding systems in non-combustible construction. There are a number of mechanisms to achieve this. Use of the same materials in combustible construction is permitted and applications will be clarified in this Bulletin. Read More …

Compliance report Masonry Heaters – 2018 Report

160107 – Compliance report MasonryHeaters-2018 Report We have been retained by a group of specialist designer/builders of ‘in situ’ masonry heaters –  to prepare a code compliance report setting out the case for compliance of these site constructed/assembled masonry heaters with the intent of the BC Building Code. This report sets out the general strategy for alignment of masonry heaters in British Columbia with the relevant codes and standards. Read More …

Water Supplies for Fire Fighting

FPE Bulletin 3: Water Supplies for Fire Fighting  Introduction: Much confusion exists as to what is an acceptable water supply for firefighting.  Historically, water supply was tied to the ‘fire risk’. Fire risk can be defined as the product of the frequency of a fire and the consequences resulting therefrom. This requires integration over the range of possible fires and the resulting impacts. The fire risk may often be confined to a single building.  However, READ MORE…

Fire Protection Engineering Education – WIKI

FPE Education Fire Protection Engineers, like their counterparts in other engineering and scientific disciplines, undertake a formal course of education and continuing professional development to acquire and maintain their competence. This education typically includes foundation studies in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and technical writing. Professional engineering studies focus students on acquiring proficiency in material science, statics, dynamics, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, heat transfer,engineering economics, ethics, Systems in engineering, reliability, and environmental psychology. Studies in combustion, probabilistic risk READ MORE…