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NFPA World Safety Conference, June 2-8

May 1, 2006
By Canadian Consulting Engineer

Pre-Conference Seminars, June 2-3 * Education Sessions - June 4-6 *...

Pre-Conference Seminars, June 2-3 * Education Sessions – June 4-6 *

Technical Committee Sessions – June 7-8 * Exposition – June 4, 3:30 p.m. – June 6, 2:00 pm

The 2006 National Fire Protection Association World Safety Conference and Exposition will be held at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida, from June 2-8. For a full program and to register see or call 1-800-397-6209.


Selected based on interest to consulting engineers.

Sunday, June 4

SU01 7:30 am-12:00 pm

Committee Leadership Conference

Maureen Brodoff, NFPA; Philip DiNenno, Hughes Assoc.; Casey Grant & Leona Nisbet, NFPA

SU07 8:00-9:00 am

Fire Test: the Changing Face of Standard Commodities Used in Large-Scale Fire Testing

Jeffrey Newman, FM Global, Joan Troup, FM Global

SU18 9:30-10:30 am

Ensuring Appropriate Safety for Hydrogen-Fuel Demonstration Projects

D. Allan Coutts, WSMS; Arnold Miller, Vehicle Projects

SU20 9:30-12:00 pm

Health Care Codes & Standards Review

Chad Beebe, Washington State Dept. of Health; Mike Daniels, Daniel Consulting

SU23 9:30-10:30 am

Case Study: Toronto Eaton Centre Fire Alarm Retrofit

Ken Baird, Fred Leber, Leber/Rubes

SU25 9:30-10:30 am

Case Study: Changing Electrical Safety Programs in Global Companies

Billy Shields, Procter & Gamble

SU26 9:30-10:30 am

Challenges for Providing Quality Sprinkler Piping

William Roth, Procter & Gamble

SU28 9:30 am-10:30 am

The Problem With Scenario-Based Planning

Frank Perlmutter, Strategic BCP

SU29 9:30-10:30 am

Seismic Testing of Fire Protection Sprinkler Systems

Janak Patel, Washington Savannah River Co.

SU33 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Detection and Alarm Research at the Fire Protection Research Foundation

Kathleen Almand, NFPA

SU36 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Accelerated Sprinkler Piping Failure – Not Just MIC

William Duncan, Corr View; John Kampmeyer, Triad Fire Protection

SU38 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Significant Changes to NFPA 70B, Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance 2006 Edition

Paul Dobrowsky, Innovative Technology Services; Palmer Hickman, National Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee

SU41 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Case Study: How to Maintain Adequate Fire Protection During Site Demolition

Bruce Campbell, Hughes Assoc.

SU44 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Peak Pressure Versus Retention Solutions for Clean Agent Enclosures

Colin Genge, Retrotec Energy Innovation

Monday, June 5

LNG01 10:00-11:00 am

What is the Status of LNG (liquified natural gas) and Other Hydrocarbon Fire Hazard Assessments?

Phani Raj, Technology & Management Systems

M01 10:00 am-11:00 am

Research on Positive Pressure Ventilation Tactics

Steve Kerber, NIST

M02 10:00 am-11:00 am

Improving the Notification Signal in Smoke Alarms for Sleeping Individuals: Update

Dorothy Bruck, Victoria University

M05 10:00-11:00 am

Case Study: Recent Health Care Fires, Lessons Learned

David Hood, Russell Phillips & Assoc.; Irving Moy, Connecticut Dept. Public Health

M11 10:00-11:00 am

Using Class B CAFS for Hazardous Chemical Spill Fire Control

James Haiser & Michael Snyder, Dow Corning

M12 10:00-11:00 am

Changes to the 2007 Edition of NFPA 25

David Hague, NFPA

M13 10:00-11:00 am

Facility Electrical Safety Analysis Based on Investigative Forensic Experiences

C. Sankaran, ETI Conformity/Electrical Reliability Services

M14 10:00-11:00 am

Explosion Venting

Erdem Ural, Loss Prevention Science & Technologies

LNG02 11:30-12:30 pm

Case Study: Permitting a New LNG Import Terminal

Leon Bowdoin, Jr., Weaver Cove Energy

M19 11:30 am-12:30 pm

Integration of Fire Protection and Security in Providing Life Safety for Theme Parks

M21 11:30-12:30 pm

Measuring Fire Protection and Health, Safety & Environmental Performance

Craig Babcock, Proctor & Gamble

M22 11:30-12:30 pm

Power Cable Applications in Industrial Facilities

Eddie Guidry, Fluor Enterprises; Austin Knight, Fluor Enterprises

M24 11:30 am-12:30 pm

Counterflow: Impact on Occupants and Emergency Responders

Jason Averill, National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST)

M25 11:30 am-12:30 pm

NFPA 13R and NFPA 13D, Update for the 2007 Edition

Christian Dubay, NFPA

M29 11:30 am-12:30 pm

Fire Alarms in Healthcare: Is There an Acceptable Level?

Terry Schoonover, Mayo Clinic

M30 11:30 am-12:30 pm

Update for Video Image Smoke Detection

Ken Gentile, Rolf Jensen & Assoc.

LNG03 3:30-5:30 pm

LNG Regulation: From Cleveland 1944 to Today

Richard Hoffman, Hoffmann & Feige; Stanley Kastanas, U.S. Department of Transportation; Theodore Lemoff, NFPA

M35 3:30 pm-5:30 pm

Water Mist Suppression Systems for the Lodging Industry

Richard Anderson, Tyco; William Barnard, Office of the State Fire Marshal; April Berkol, Starwood Hotels; Lawrence King, FM; David LeBlanc, Tyco; Michael Love, Montgomery County; Jukka Nieminen, Marioff Corp.; Wayne Powell & Sonny Scarf, Marriott

M36 3:30 pm-5:30 pm

NFPA 72, The New 2007 Edition

Shane Clary, Bay Alarm Co.; Ken Dungan, Risk Technologies; Ray Grill, Arup

M38 3:30-5:30 pm

NFPA 13 Changes for 2007

Ed Budnick, Hughes & Assoc; Ken Linder, GE Global Asset Protection; John O’Neill, Protection Engineering Group

M44 3:30-5:30 pm

Case Study: Fine Line Music Cafe Fire

Thomas Deegan, City of Minneapolis; Jon Nisja, MN State Fire Marshal Division

M45 3:30-5:30 pm

Electrical Wiring in Hazardous Locations

Michael Johnston, IAEI

M47 3:30-5:30 pm

SFPE Engineering Guide to Application of Risk Assessment in Fire Protection Design

Morgan Hurley, Society of Fire Protection Engineers; Mike Madden, Hughes Assoc.

Tuesday, June 6

T02 8:00-9:00 am

NFPA 14 Changes for 2006

Steve Leyton, Protection Design & Consulting

T08 8:00-9:00 am

Large Scale Fire Tests of Oil Systems in Power Generation Facilities

John LeBlanc & Christopher Wieczorek, FM Global

T10 8:00-9:00 am

Managing Overseas Projects

Merton Bunker, U.S. Dept. of State

T11 8:00-9:00 am

Immersive Video: How 360 IP-Based Cameras Have Changed Surveillance

Geoff Egnal, IPIX Corp.

T12 8:00-9:00 am

Are You Safe at 4 Feet? NEC and NFPA 70E and arc flash protection

Thomas McCauley, Consolidated Consulting

T18 9:30-10:30 am

The System Isolation Equipment Concept

William Anderson, Proctor & Gamble

T20 9:30-10:30 am

The Good and Bad of Implementing a Mandatory CO Detector Installation Program

Wendy Gifford, Invensys Controls; Howard Munding, Peoria Fire

T22 9:30-10:30 am

Challenges in Design of Mass Notification Systems

Robert Libby, Martin Reiss, RJA Group

T24 9:30-10:30 am

Update on NFPA 30, 2007

Robert Benedetti, NFPA

T26 9:30-10:30 am

Combustible Dust in Industry

Mat Chibbaro, U.S. Dept. of Labor, OSHA; John Cholin, J.M. Cholin Consultants

T27 9:30-10:30 am

Infection Control During Construction

Chad Beebe, Washington State Dept. of Health, Skip Gregory, Office of Plans and Construction

T28 9:30-10:30 am

Commissioning of Fire Protection Systems

David Hague, NFPA

T29 9:30-10:30 am

Interior Finishes, Facades, Fire Protection Douglas Evans, Clark County Nevada Building Dept.

T35 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Understanding and Testing Smoke Management Systems

Robert Davidson, Davidson Code Concepts; Sal DiCristina, Rutgers University

T37 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Case Study: Ambulatory Care Building Hybrid

Mike Crowley, Rolf Jensen & Assoc.; Ken Swanson, FKP Architects

T39 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Case Study: How Changing a Component/ Part of a Product Can Change the Sprinkler Protection Requirements

Dale Kolisch, Liberty Mutual Property

T40 11:00 am-12:00 pm

NFPA 731, One Year Later

Shane Clary, Bay Alarm Co.

T41 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Case Study: World Trade Center Evacuation Study, Lessons

Robyn Gershon, Columbia University

T42 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Above-ground Storage Tank Vapor Space Explosions

Phil Myers, Chevron

T44 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Case Study: CSB Investigation of PVC Plant Explosion

Lisa Long, US CSB

T45 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Case Study: Protecting a Dynamic Storage Occupancy

Charles Bauroth, Liberty Mutual Property; Christopher Chiero, Wausau Signature Agency

T49 2:00-3:30 pm

NFPA Standards Forum

Maureen Brodoff, NFPA; Philip DiNenno, Hughes Assoc.; Casey Grant & Leona Nisbet, NFPA

T51 2:00-3:30 pm

Station Night Club

Daniel Madrzykowski, National Inst. of Standards & Technology (NIST)

T52 2:00-3:30 pm

Changes to the 2007 Edition of NFPA 25

David Hague, NFPA

T54 4:00-5:30 pm

Health Care Town Hall Meeting

Tom Gardner, Schirmer Engineering

T56 4:00-5:30 pm

NFPA 72, New 2007 Edition

Shane Clary, Bay Alarm Co.; Ken Dungan, Risk Technologies

T57 4:00-5:30 pm

NFPA 13 Changes for 2007

Ed Budnick, Hughes & Assoc.; John O’Neill, Protection Engineering Group


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