Engineering A Fire Safe World

Magnitude of the Grenfell Tower Fire / SFPE - State of the Society

  • Tuesday, December 11, 2018
  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Toronto Board of Trade, First Canadian Place, 100 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario
  • 22


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • For Colleagues of our Chapter that pay in advance.
  • For all guests.
  • For Junior and Senior Members and Colleagues, and Past Presidents of our Chapter.
  • For Members and Colleagues of our Chapter.
  • For Members of our Chapter that pay in advance. Eligible Members will be emailed an access code.

Registration opens to the public on November 22nd. Advanced registration for all Chapter Members and Colleagues begins on November 15th.
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Paul Janusauskas, P.Eng.
Operations Chief Engineer
FM Global (Canada)

Paul Janusauskas has over 30 years of experience with FM Global in the field of loss prevention and fire protection. His role of Operations Chief Engineer for the Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver offices of FM Global consists of providing technical support for all field and account engineering staff, assistance in incident investigations, as well as liaising with Research and Corporate Engineering on standards and testing. Paul has been involved in revision of FM Global Loss Prevention Data Sheets as well as occasional committee work, most recently on CSA Z463 “Maintenance of Electrical Systems”. Paul has also presented on various topics over the years such as fire sprinkler technology, fire protection of data centers, and FM Global roofing standards.

J.C. Harrington
FM Global

J.C. Harrington is a Staff Vice President with FM Global working in the Engineering Standards Department in Norwood, MA. He is responsible for several of their construction fire hazards related standards, oversees risk service testing for their insurance clients, provides training on construction related subjects, and represents the company on building code issues. Earlier in his career he had worked for 10 years for Wang Laboratories as their Corporate Fire Protection/Safety/Environmental Manager. He holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Tufts University and an MS in Engineering Management from Northeastern University. Harrington is a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), and the International Code Council (ICC). He is a member of several NFPA technical committees including the NFPA 5000 Building Code. He served two terms on the NFPA Standards Council. He is a Past President of the New England Chapter- SFPE and is currently 2018 President for SFPE International. He is a Fellow of SFPE and is a registered Fire Protection Engineer (PE) in the State of Massachusetts. Additionally, he holds a US patent on corrosion resistant duct nozzle fire protection.


Following the devastating Grenfell Tower fire of June 2017, considerable review and study has been undertaken by many entities, including FM Global. This presentation will focus on the various test standards and how they compare to that of FM Approvals testing for wall assemblies that consist of a cavity wall arrangement with MCM (Metal Composite Material) or ACM (Aluminum Composite Material) cladding. Furthermore, there will be a quick review of what the National Building Code of Canada requirements are/were and what we are seeing as the more common wall assemblies in Canada for existing highrise buildings.

After the presentation the "SFPE- State of the Society” will be delivered by J.C. – 2018 SFPE President.


12:00 AM to 12:15 PM Registration & Reception
12:15 PM to 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM to 1:15 PM Corporate Membership Recognition
1:15 PM to 3:00 PM Presentation & Questions


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