Events




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Upcoming events

    • January 11, 2018
    • 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Merrick HQ - 5970 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
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    Presentation: Performance Based Design: A Case Study 

    Performance Based Design presents many challenges to both the designer and the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) to ensure that the proposed building can meet the needs of the client while still providing a building that will be safe for the people that will be using it. This talk will cover a building that was designed using a performance based design methodology. This will include the assumptions that were made about how the fire and people would respond as well as issues that arose with the AHJ before gaining final approval of the design.

    PRESENTER: Dr. Bryan Hoskins  (Assistant Professor of Fire Protection & Safety at Oklahoma State University)

    Dr. Hoskins is an Assistant Professor of Fire Protection & Safety at Oklahoma State University. He earned his BS and MS degrees in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland and his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland in 2011 with an emphasis on building egress. His research interests are in evacuation, tenability, emergency messaging, and other issues related to human behavior in fire. Dr. Hoskins serves on technical committees for NFPA 101 and NFPA 72 as well as being the chair of the working group that has developed the SFPE Research Roadmap.

    • February 08, 2018
    • 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Merrick HQ - 5970 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
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    Presentation: Regulating Laboratories - A Challenge for Designers and Enforcers

    It can be a challenging assignment to design an NFPA-compliant laboratory in a high-rise building for a large university setting. General, and sometimes competing, requirements can be difficult to interpret and implement to accommodate a modern, ever-evolving, highly flexible laboratory design. NFPA 101, NFPA 30, and NFPA 45 each add to or complement the others with fire protection and life safety requirements, thus calling for a balance between the end-users and the design's code and building limitations. This session presents an overview and logical approach to applying major fire protection and life safety features and systems to a modern, flexibly designed university high-rise laboratory.

    PRESENTERS: Joshua Lambert, PE  (Fire Protection Engineer - University of Texas) and Warren Bonisch (Vice President - Jensen Hughes)

    Joshua Lambert, Fire Protection Engineer - University of Texas at Austin: Joshua Lambert is a fire protection engineer in the Fire Prevention Services department at the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to UT Mr. Lambert was previously with the Texas State Fire Marshal’s Office where he provided his expertise to the licensing and inspections divisions and oversaw the inspection programs for state facilities in the Austin area. He currently serves as the chair of the committee on Assembly Occupancies for NFPA 101 and 5000 and committees for Residential Occupancies, Means of Egress, Fire Protection Features, and the Correlating Committee on Safety to Life. He has previously served as a member of NFPA’s Southern Regional Fire Code Development Committee. Joshua has a degree in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland.

    Warren Bonisch, Vice President - Jensen Hughes: As Vice President, Mr. Bonisch establishes and maintains business relationships for a variety of commercial, governmental and institutional clients. Project work includes warehouses, mercantile facilities, health care, correctional and judicial facilities, multi-use projects, hotels, convention centers, office buildings, shopping malls, and colleges. His work includes the development and presentation of equivalencies, fire/smoke computer modeling, code interpretations and compliance, sprinkler designs, review of construction plans, evaluation of existing buildings and systems, and analysis of overall building life safety and fire protection features.




    • March 05, 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • March 09, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Denver Tech Center Marriott - 4900 S Syracuse Street, Denver, CO 80237

    ICC Colorado Chapter Annual Educational Institute

    PLEASE see the event website for registration.

    Please note that courses fill up quickly, so advance registration is highly encouraged.

    • March 15, 2018
    • 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Merrick HQ - 5970 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
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    Presentation: ICC Provisions for Tall Wood Buildings

    The use of timber in tall buildings is receiving increased attention by designers and developers because it is considered a “green” building material with positive effect on the carbon footprint in building construction. For that reason, the design and construction of tall timber buildings has generated increased attention in the fire protection community, including work in the U.S. by the NFPA Research Foundation and the ICC Ad Hoc Committee on Tall Wood Buildings.

    The ICC ad hoc committee started working in 2016 with a goal of developing detailed requirements for the 2021 edition of the International Codes. The ICC work also includes a series of full-scale fire tests upon which the code requirements will be based. Other various studies exist and are being used in the above projects.

    The presentation will address the wide range of topics affected by the proposal and studied by the ICC Ad Hoc Committee, including a summary of the fire tests and proposed code language. Mr Baldassarra is an Ad Hoc Committee committee member.


    PRESENTER: Carl F. Baldassarra, P.E., FSFPE (Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.)




    • May 10, 2018
    • 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Merrick HQ - 5970 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
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    Presentation: [tentative] The Latest at SFPE 


    PRESENTER: Chris Jelenewicz, P.E., FSFPE - SFPE International




Past events

December 07, 2017 Risk Assessment and Fire Exposure
November 17, 2017 Energy Storage Systems (partner FMAC Seminar)
November 09, 2017 Navigating the Relationship of NFPA 30 and NFPA 13: Sprinklers for Flammable and Combustible Liquids
October 12, 2017 Fire Research Underway at Metro State University
September 14, 2017 Legal Discussion - Colorado Board of Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors
May 19, 2017 Best of NFSA Expert of the Day (partner FMAC Seminar)
May 18, 2017 Proliferation of Structural Fire Engineering
May 17, 2017 PE Exam Problem Writing Session
April 20, 2017 2017 Symposium Reception
April 20, 2017 Rocky Mountain Chapter Annual Symposium 2017
March 16, 2017 Fire Sprinkler Head Failure: Manufacturer Defect vs Installation and Service
February 09, 2017 Elevators: Sprinklers and Fire Alarm – Tying It All Together
January 20, 2017 Carbon Monoxide Requirements for the Code Professional
January 12, 2017 Business & Professional Ethics
December 08, 2016 LPG and CO2 [Marijuana] Extraction – the Importance of Engineering Peer Reviews and Field Verifications
November 10, 2016 Bureau of Reclamation Fire Protection Program
October 13, 2016 Colorado Board of Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors
September 25, 2016 SFPE North America Conference & Expo
September 16, 2016 Fire Marshals' Association (FMAC) meeting: CMS & DFPC Healthcare Topics
September 08, 2016 Cannabis Extractions, Concentrates, and Infused Products: A Colorado Perspective
August 19, 2016 Colorado Rockies v. Chicago Cubs Baseball Game
May 13, 2016 PE Exam Problem Writing Session
May 12, 2016 SFPE Design Guide to Human Behavior in Fire
April 14, 2016 Updates to the Denver Fire Code
March 10, 2016 Rocky Mountain Chapter Annual Symposium 2016
February 11, 2016 Fire Protection in Mixed Use Buildings
January 14, 2016 Anatomy of an Arson
December 10, 2015 Improving Fire Safety in Bangladesh Garment Factories
November 12, 2015 Advances in Air Sampling Smoke Detection and Optical Imaging Detection
October 08, 2015 Fire and Evacuation Modeling - A Discussion of the State of the Art
September 10, 2015 Large Opening Fire Protectives
July 21, 2015 Colorado Rockies v. Texas Rangers Baseball Game
May 20, 2015 May 20, 2015 Annual chapter meeting - ELECTIONS -
May 19, 2015 PE Test Writing Session - Hosted at DFD by SFPE
April 23, 2015 Post Symposium RECEPTION
April 23, 2015 Rocky Mountain Chapter Fire Protection Symposium
March 18, 2015 March 18 - Elevator lobbies & smoke dampers
February 11, 2015 February 11 - Investigation of Hash Oil Fires & Explosions
January 14, 2015 January 14 - SoniTech - Alternate Technology for Corrosion Inspections
December 10, 2014 December 10 - St. Joe's Case Study
November 12, 2014 November 12 - Life Safety Plans & BIM
October 08, 2014 October 08 - Low Frequency Sounders
September 10, 2014 September 10 - Reduced Scale Enclosure Testing
May 07, 2014 May 07, 2014 chapter meeting
May 06, 2014 Colorado Rockies v. Texas Rangers Baseball Game
May 06, 2014 PE Test Writing Session - Hosted at DFD by SFPE
April 09, 2014 April 9, 2014: Specifying Clean Agents
March 19, 2014 March 19, 2014: Water Mist Fire Protection
February 19, 2014 February 19, 2014: Treated Wood Products
January 21, 2014 January 21, 2014: Combined meeting with RMAFAA
December 11, 2013 December 11, 2013: Monthly meeting - Josh Elvove
November 13, 2013 November 13, 2013: Nitrogen Inerting for Corrosion Control
October 09, 2013 October 09, 2013: CMS and Life Safety Code
October 01, 2013 UL Fire Alarm Communications Pathways
September 11, 2013 Understanding ICC and NFPA Vertical Opening Construction Requirements
May 08, 2013 Fire Service Considerations: A Primer for Building and System Designers
May 07, 2013 PE Writing Session
April 10, 2013 Rocky Mountain Chapter Fire Protection Symposium
March 13, 2013 New Technologies in Flow Testing
March 04, 2013 ICC Colorado Chapter Educational Institute
February 13, 2013 A Fire Protection Solution for Industrial Exhaust Systems in Corrosive Service
January 09, 2013 Fire Life Safety Certification Programs
December 05, 2012 Meeting Atrium Smoke Requirements with fire curtains
November 07, 2012 Public Safety Radio Amplification
October 03, 2012 Alternative to Fireproofing of Roof Structural Members in High Ceiling Gymnasiums and Recreation Facilities
September 05, 2012 Obstructions to Heat and Sprinkler Spray Discharge
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