At CFAA Ontario Symposium 2021, you will have the opportunity to hear from industry leaders and their opinions on some of the most controversial and trending topics. These topics include Code, Fire Alarms and Smoke Control Systems. Our Director of Engineering, Lui Tai, will be speaking about the latter.

Even though “Smoke Control” is not a defined term in the Fire Code, such features are commonly present in high-rise buildings. Per the requirement of the Ontario Fire Code, if you have smoke control measures in your building, you are obligated to have these tested to ensure satisfactory operations.

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Smoke Control: The Reality of the Situation

A recent study revealed that the smoke control systems in the majority of high-rise buildings in Ontario are not tested per the Fire Code. The reason is that there is no stipulated standard on the procedures required for such tests. To make matters worse, most sequence of operations for the originally engineered features cannot be located. Maintenance contractors are at a loss when it comes to how the systems are supposed to be tested.

In his presentation, Lui will attempt to demystify smoke control, by reviewing some of the most common features in high-rise buildings. He will refer to actual case studies to point out some of the most common issues we found in existing building, explore options on how smoke control features can be evaluated and reviewed. Lui will then look at means on how a new testing sequence for an existing system can be re-established and approved.

Who Should Attend?

The CFAA Ontario Symposium 2021 is perfect for people in the industry, including (but not limited to): Fire protection engineers, designers, building owner/operators, Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs), fire alarm technicians and others involved in the fire and life safety industry in Ontario. Additionally, CFAA registered technicians can receive up to 8 continuing education credits for attending the symposium. You can easily register for this event by visiting the CFAA website or by clicking here.

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