2015 CFAA British Columbia Technical Seminar “Understanding the Changes and Updates”


Apr 15, 2015
Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC), New Westminster Campus
715 McBride Blvd., New Westminister, British Columbia V3L 5T4

The 2015 CFAA British Columbia Technical Seminar
“Understanding the Changes and Updates”

Wednesday April 15, 2015 at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC)
 
Schedule
7:30 – 8:30am                         Registration and Complimentary Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 8:40 am                        Moderator’s Welcome and Introductions
                                                Don Brown , Siemens Canada Limited
 
8:40 – 8:50 am                        The CFAA; A brief update on CFAA activities
                                               By:  Gord Morrison, CFAA BC Chapter President  
8:50 – 9:30 am                        Commissioning of Life Safety and Fire Protection Systems:  What, Where & How
                                                By: Ark Tsisserev, Applied Engineering Solutions
9:30 – 10:10 am                      What the AHJ expects from the fire alarm technician, codes and common sense.
                                                By: Mark Smitton, Assistant Fire Chief Maple Ridge
10:10– 10:30 am                     Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:20 am                    Quit Missing the Mark – Adopting the New Changes to  Fire Alarm Inspection and Verification!
                                                (or How to Help your Boss with Hair Loss!)
                                                By: Frank Kurz, Anubis Systems Technologies
 
11:20 – 12:00 pm                    City of North Vancouver Upgrades
                                                By: David Owens, City of North Vancouver
12:00 – 1:00 pm                      Buffet Lunch
1:00 – 1:45 pm                        The Relationship between the Contractor and Client
                                                By: Victor Smart, WPS Disaster Management Solutions
1:45 – 2:30 pm                        De-mystifying fire alarm device ratings and their suitability for “out-of-the-ordinary” environments
                                                By:  Chris Sterling, Tyco Integrated Fire and Security
 
2:30 – 2:45 pm                        Coffee Break
 
2:45 – 3:30 pm                        Signals to the fire department; Myths and Misconceptions
                                                By: Ark Tsisserev, Applied Engineering Solutions
                                               
3:30 – 4:00 pm                        Paperwork: The Importance of Accuracy
                                                By:   Costa Vlachias, Contec Fire & Safety Ltd.
 
4:00 – 4:15 pm                        Closing Remarks and Lucky Draw
                                               By: Steve Clemens, CFAA National Executive Director
 
 
 
 
LOCATION
The New Westminster Campus of the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is hosting the 2015 BC Technical Seminar.  It is located at 715 McBride Blvd. (McBride & 8th Avenue) in New Westminster BC  V3L 5T4. 
Visit www.jibc.ca under “campus locations” to view a map and directions. 

PARKING
Parking is complimentary in the parking area located on both sides of the JIBC.  A parking attendant will be onsite to assist with parking.  If both JIBC lots are full you will be directed to park at the nearby Canada Games Pool parking lots.
 
OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS
The Executive Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre Coquitlam offers 140 rooms and is located near the JIBC.  The Executive Plaza Hotel is located at 405 North Road Coquitlam BC  V3K 3V9.  The CFAA has been given an individual standard room rate of $120.00 plus tax per night.  For reservations call 1-888-433-3932 or reservationsc@executivehotels.net and quote Booking ID 16578.
 
SEMINAR FEES (GST Reg.No. R124389750)
Member $165.00 plus applicable taxes              Non-Member  $215.00 plus applicable taxes
 
REGISTRATION
Registrations will only be taken on-line at www.cfaa.ca and must be received before April 10, 2015.
On-line payment can be made by Visa, Master Card or AMEX.