Engineering A Fire Safe World

Annual General Meeting and Roof Fires

  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016
  • 11:45 AM - 2:45 PM
  • Toronto Board of Trade, First Canadian Place, 100 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario


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David Laks, P. Eng., RRC, CFPS, ARM
Vice President, Risk Control Services Manager, Eastern Canada
HUB International Limited

David Laks is Vice President of Risk Control Services at HUB International Ltd. whose responsibilities include providing risk control, safety, property, environmental, risk management, claims management, and workers’ compensation reduction guidance to HUB’s clients. David has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with a Minor in Management from McGill University. He is a Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) registered in Ontario, a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS), Associate in Risk Management (ARM),and a Registered Roof Consultant (RRC) from the Roof Consultants Institute. David holds the distinction of being the first Canadian with the title of RRC. His previous experience includes design, installation supervision, and development of maintenance programs for a variety of commercial roof systems. Prior to joining HUB, David was the Loss Control Manager for a Fortune 500 manufacturing company. His unique experience from the insurance, roof consulting/design, and client perspective will provide for an interactive, fast paced discussion on the topic.


Each year roof fires cause millions of dollars in losses, putting people, property, and firefighters in jeopardy. Insurance claims experience indicates that fires that spread to large areas of the roof or expand into building interiors often lead to a total loss. Discussion will include:

  • Roof design considerations
    • Brief overview of common commercial roof systems, positives/negatives related to roof fire resistance (Ref: NFPA 203 – Guide on Roof Coverings and Roof Deck Constructions)
    • ABC’s of roof fire ratings (Ref: NFPA 256 (Std. Methods of Fire Tests of Roof Coverings)
  • Roof installation challenges
    • Precautions to minimize fires during installation
  • Maintenance/housekeeping guidelines to minimize fire during roof service life
  • Understanding the fire hazards of solar panels
  • Case studies of actual roof fires and risk mitigation solutions


11:45 AM to 12:00 PM Registration & Reception
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM to 1:15 PM AGM & Awards Presentation
1:15 PM to 3:00 PM Presentation & Questions


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