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KEYNOTE ADDRESS -- SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS — SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
The author and historian, author of such best-selling books as John Adams and 1776, speaks on “Leadership and the History You Don’t Know.”
The education sessions listed below are just a selection from the Building and Life Safety, Detection and Suppression, Fire Protection Engineering, Codes and Standards, and Premises Security Tracks. For full details of all sessions visit www.nfpa.org/wsce, tel. 1-800-397-6209.
SUNDAY, JUNE 3
8 A.M. – 9 A.M.
SU02 The AHJ Perspective — Planned Building Groups
Dana Haagensen, Massachusetts Office of the State Fire Marshal
SU03 Hazardous Occupancies and Explosion Relief
Robert Davidson, Davidson Code Concepts; Sal DiCristina, Rutgers University
SU09 A SWOT Analysis of Fire Protection Engineering in Australia
Cyril McIvor and Jane Schauer, Dysen Pty
SU10 Use of Worst Case Scenarios in Fire Safety Design
Peter Johnson, Arup Fire
SU14 Older Adults — Fire Safety and Smoke Alarms
Daniel Gottuk, Hughes Associates
9.30 A.M. – 10.30 A.M.
SU24 Underground Rail Station Emergency Evacuation. Review of Current Codes.
Kai Kang, Hatch Mott MacDonald; Robert Till
SU25 Commissioning — New Buzzword or a Best Practice?
David Hague, NFPA
SU26 Protecting Ethanol Fuel Facilities — Criteria for Detection and Discharge of Foam Systems
Kenneth Gentile, Rolf Jensen & Associates; John Vieweger, Chemguard
SU27 Optimizing Fire Alarm Notification for High-Risk Groups
Dorothy Bruck, Victoria University; Steven Gwynne, Hughes Associates
SU30 Fire Protection Professionals in A/E Project Management
Moriel Kaplan and Kevin Kimmel, Schirmer Engineering
SU31 Using Design to Help People Make Better Decisions During Fires
Norman Groner, John Jay College
11 A.M. – 12 P.M.
SU41 Transit Station Design in the World’s Busiest Airport
Brian Papagni, Rolf Jensen Assoc.
SU42 Fire Test: Sprinkler Protection for Storage Pallets — Exploration of Fire Challenges Using Large-Scale Testing
Kerry Bell, Underwriters Laboratories; Ken Linder, Industrial Risk Insurers
SU43 Fire Test: Smoke Detector Performance with Deep Beams and Deep Beam Pockets
Daniel O’Connor, Schirmer Engineering
SU44 Case Study: Centralized Campus Fire Alarm Reporting
Michael DiMascio and Andrew Woodward, Arup
SU47 Human Factors of Means of Egress: History, Current Problems, and Implications for the Future
John Fruin, Researcher; Jake Pauls, Jake Pauls Consulting Services
SU48 Performance-Based Design for Senior Housing and an International Case Study
Clay Aler and Steven Welsh, Koffel Assoc.
SU53 NFPA 731, Second Edition.
Shane Cleary, Bay Alarm Co.
MONDAY, JUNE 4
8 A.M. – 9.30 A.M.
M02 NFPA and Fire Safety in High-Rise Buildings: a Status Report
Milosh Puchovsky, NFPA
M03 NFPA 13 Update
James Lake, NFPA
M05 Fire Test: Advances in In-Rack Sprinkler Fire Protection Schemes for High Bay Rack Warehouse Scenarios Based on a European Rack Storage Arrangement.
Paul Hart, Swiss RE Global Asset Protection Services; Martin Pabich, Underwriters Laboratories; Tim Testerman, Procter & Gamble
M06 Directional Sound: Understanding a New Technology to Improve Evacuation Times
Jeffrey Klein, System Sensor; Daniel O’Connor, Schirmer Engineering
M11 Safeguarding Research Environments
Ralf Bruyninckx and Dirk Claessens, Fire Protection Consultants
M15 Howard Street Tunnel Fire, Baltimore.
Kevin McGrattan, NIST
10.00 – 11.00 A.M.
M21 Questions on the WTC Investigation (repeated session T54)
M22 Code Enforcement Assistance Using UL Certifications and Services
Howard Hopper, Underwriters Laboratories
M24 Visual Signaling in Big Box Stores — Can You See the Light?
Robert Schifiliti, R.P. Schifiliti Assoc.
M25 Fire Test: Advances in Cold Storage and Unheated Warehouse Fire Protection
James Golinveaux, Tyco Fire & Building Products
M29 High-Rise Buildings — Large Fires
Edward Munyak, Consultant
M30 Fire Protection and Life Safety Code Compliance Approaches for Laboratory Facilities
Jonathan Eisenberg, Rolf Jensen & Assoc.
M31 Update on Premises Security
Michael Devore, State Farm Insurance, John C. Fannin, III
11.30 A.M. – 12.30 P.M.
M41 Changes to NFPA 25 (repeated session T56)
M43 Residential Sprinklers and Interactions with Ceiling Fans
Victoria Valentine, National Fire Sprinkler Assoc.
M46 When Water Becomes a Threat: Fire Protection of Pyrophoric Products
Jean-Francois Cadorin, FPC; Souren Dakessian, FPC Middle East
3.30 P.M. – 5.30 P.M.
M56 Part I: Mitigating Internal Corrosion in Automatic Sprinkler Systems
David Hague, NFPA Moderator; John O’Neill, Protection Engineering Group; Ockert Van Der Schijff, CorrConsult .
Part II: Corrosion Failure and Prevention in Dry Pipe and Preaction Sprinkler Systems
Mark Hopkins, Hughes Associates
M59 NFPA 72 — Things to Know about the 2007 Edition
Shane Clary, Bay Alarm Company; Raymond Grill, ARUP
M61 Automatic Sprinkler Research at the Fire Protection Research Foundation
Kathleen Almand, Fire Protection Research Foundation; Garner Palenske, Schirmer Engineering Corp.
M67 Compressed Air Foam Systems –Technology and Applications
Armand V. Brandao and Sean O’Rourke, FM Approvals
TUESDAY, JUNE 5
8 A.M. – 9 A.M.
T01 Building for Safety: Coordination Between the Design Profession and the Fire Service
Kenneth Bush, Maryland Office of the State Fire Marshal; Catherine Stashak, Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal
T02 Update on the 2008 Edition of ANSI/ICC A117.1 Standard for Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities
Allan Fraser, NFPA
T03 The Latest on Standpipe Systems
David Hague, NFPA; Kevin Kelly, National Fire Sprinkler Association
T05 Fire Test: Evaluation of Sprinkler Installations in Warehouse Scenarios with Sloped Ceiling Configurations
Paul Hart, Swiss RE Global Asset Protection Services; Martin Pabich, Underwriters Laboratories; Peter Willse, Swiss RE Global Asset Protection Services
T07 Tunnel Fire Operations in Frankfurt am Main
Jens Stiegel, Frankfurt Fire Dept.
T10 Water Supply Alternatives for Aircraft Hangars
Hal Key, Mesa Fire Dept.
9.30 A.M.-.10.30 A.M.
T21 Seismic Changes to NFPA 13, 2007 Edition
James Lake, NFPA
T23 Mandatory Carbon Monoxide Legislation — Pros and Cons
Timothy Hawthorne, Cranston Fire Dept.
T27 Effect of Air Diffusers on Sprinkler Response Time in Commercial Buildings
David Klepitch, Koffel Associates
9.30 A.M.-.12.00 P.M.
T33 Assembly Occupancies: Manage the Crowd, Manage the Venue — Tools and Outcomes for Success
Ron Cote, NFPA Moderator; Howard Hopper, Underwriters Laboratories; Paul Wertheimer, Crowd Management Strategies
11 A.M.-.12.00 P.M.
T39 Where Does He Get All Those Wonderful Toys?
Allan Fraser, NFPA
T40 Seismic Brace Design and Calculation 101
James Lake, NFPA
T42 Application of Video Smoke and Flam
e Detection Systems in Vehicle Tunnels and Other Applications
Kenneth Gentile, Rolf Jensen & Assoc.
T46 Fire Service Features of Buildings and Fire Protection Systems
Mat Chibbaro, U.S. Dept. of Labor, OSHA
2.15 P.M.-.3.45 P.M.
T-FP The Legacy of the Station Nightclub Fire: Code Changes, Research, and Legislation
Gary Keith, NFPA Moderator; Daniel Madrzykowski, NIST-BFRL, etc.
4.15 P.M. – 5.45 P.M.
T54 Questions on the WTC Investigation (repeated session M21)
James Quintiere, University of Maryland.
Nearly two years after the World Trade Center investigation was completed, unanswered questions remain involving discarded steel with forensic information, the steel insulation design process and role of trusses, unproven lost insulation on impact, a fuel load used that is far too low, and more.
T55 The Cocoanut Grove Fire Revisited
Dr. John R. Hall, Jr., NFPA, Moderator; Paul Christian, Boston Fire Dept. Jack Deady; etc. Panel discussion that will examine the legacy of the 1942 Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire in Boston from a multi-disciplinary approach.
T56 Changes to NFPA 25 (repeated session M41)
David Hague, NFPA
Requirements for inspection, testing, and maintenance of water-based fire protection systems.
T57 Mass Notification. Where is it Heading?
Raymond Grill, ARUP
The Mass Notification Task Group to the National Fire Alarm Code TCC has been diligently preparing proposed code changes for the next edition of NFPA 72.
For details of all tracks and sessions visit www.nfpa.org/wsce, tel. 1-800-397-6209.