2015 NCNSFPE Fire Protection Seminar

NCNSFPE2015 NCNSFPE Fire Protection Engineering Seminar

San Ramon Valley Conference Center

3301 Crow Canyon Road, San Ramon, CA 94583

April 8, 2015, 8 am – 4:30 pm

On April 8, 2015, the Northern California-Nevada Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers is hosting the 2015 Fire Protection Engineering Seminar. The seminar will include a variety of educational presentations representing the current fire protection industry and a panel discussion including fire protection experts from California. In addition the seminar will host a fire safety technology showcasing new technology in the fire safety industry.


8:00 to


9:00 to 10:00am Flammability Standards for Building Insulation Materials

Kevin Reinertson, Division Chief and Andrew Herring, Deputy Fire Marshal III, CAL Fire – Office State Fire Marshal’s (OSFM) Code Development and Analysis Division

10:00 to 10:15am Break
10:15 to 11:05am Current Status of Applied Fire Dynamics Simulations

Dr. Chris Lautenberger, Fire Protection Engineer – Reax Engineering

11:10 to 11:50am The Transbay Transit Center – Incorporating a Performance Approach in a Unique Building

Darlene Rini, Associate Fire Engineer – Arup San Francisco

11:45 to 1:00pm Lunch Provided.

Fire safety technology fair will take place during lunch. Please visit the booths in the lunch area.

1:00 to


California Fire Alarm Code Updates

Kenneth ‘Skip’ Vandeventer, Senior Field Sales Engineer – SimplexGrinnell

1:50 to


Fire-Protection and Earthquakes: Losses, Limitations and Possibilities

Peter Yanev, Co-Founder – Yanev Associates, LLC.

2:45 to


3:00 to


Panel Discussion. Fire protection industry topics will be discussed.

Including Fred Stumpp from the San Francisco Fire Department, Armin Wolski from REAX Engineering and

Rick Lewis from Sabah International

4:15 to 4:30pm Closing remarks


Cost – Proceeds from which will fund chapter scholarships for fire protection engineering students.


Preregister   by March 13

Register   after March 13

Full day with breakfast and lunch
       General Public



       NCN-SFPE Chapter Member



       AHJ/Professional Fire Department   Official or Retired






Half day with lunch
       General Public



       NCN-SFPE Chapter Member



       AHJ/Professional Fire Department   Official or Retired







For addiNCNSFPEtional information on the seminar and presenters please download the expanded brochure HERE