Integrated Systems Testing – What is it?

By now you have probably heard of “integrated systems testing” as a new requirement of the Ontario Building Code. This requirement has been in effect since January 1, 2020 for construction projects in Ontario. However, many building owners, property managers, contractors and even authorities that are responsible to enforce this requirement are not sure what this requirement means to a project, and whether a project is applicable or exempt from this requirement.

What will be covered?

Join PEO York this Thursday, January 19th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Marriot Courtyard (65 Minthorn Boulevarde, Markham). This presentation will touch base on the following questions:

• “What is integrated systems testing?”

• “Why is it required?”

• “What can go wrong if it is not carried out?”

• “Does it apply to all buildings?”

• “Who can be the integrated systems test coordinator?”

Real-life case studies will be used to answer these questions. In addition, a summary on how to carry out an integrated systems testing plan will also be presented.

Do you need Integrated Systems Testing for your building?

Vitalis Engineering offers full, comprehensive ULC-S1001 Integrated Systems Testing for our clients. With several successful projects under our belt, Vitalis Engineering is your one-stop shop for all your IST needs.

Integrated systems testing of a buildings. Integrations between the Fire Alarm system and the BAS (Building automation system)

About the Presenter

Vitalis Engineering’s very own Lui Tai will be the keynote speaker at this presentation.

Lui Tai is a Professional Engineer with over 33 years of practical experience working in the fire protection industry in Canada. He is the Engineer of Record for fire protection projects in numerous landmark buildings in Canada and abroad, including Toronto Pearson International Airport Terminals 1, several OPG generation stations, Toronto Eaton Centre, North Warning System near the North Pole, and Abu Dhabi Midfield Terminal in UAE.

Lui was part of City of Toronto’s multi-agency life safety task force in 2020, which recommended over 60 improvements to the Ontario Fire Code. Previously, Lui had served on the OBC Part 3 Technical Advisory Committee in 2017 and took part in the Technical Advisory Committee of Fire Marshal’s Office in 2018. Lui is also a professor in Seneca’s School of Fire Protection Engineering.

In addition to work, Lui actively volunteers in the industry. Lui is the President of The Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE Canada). He was the Chair of Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO York Chapter) in 2018 and 2019, and the President at Canadian Fire Alarm Association (CFAA Ontario Chapter) in 2021 and 2022. Lui also chairs the TS21/SC11 technical committee for Standards Council of Canada (SCC).

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