Engineering A Fire Safe World

Construction Fire Protection

  • Tuesday, March 10, 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Toronto Board of Trade, First Canadian Place, 100 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario
  • 0


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • For members of our Chapter who are also members of SFPE International in good standing. Eligible members will be emailed an access code and must register AND pay by the Friday preceding the event.
  • For all members of our Chapter. Must register AND pay by the Friday preceding the event.
  • For all Junior and Senior members of our Chapter, and Past Presidents of our Chapter.
  • For all members of our Chapter.
  • For all non-members of our Chapter.

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David Laks
Vice President of Risk Control Services
HUB International Ltd

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 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 building envelope systems. He was also a project manager for several construction projects, including a $46 million plant renovation and $5 million roof replacement project. Prior to joining HUB, David was the Loss Control Manager for a Fortune 500 manufacturing company. His unique experience from the insurance, building consulting/design, and client perspective will provide for an interactive, fast paced discussion on the topic.


During construction all buildings are more vulnerable to a fire than a completed building. Construction fires are hard to control due to the lack of fire protection, detection systems, large quantities of combustible materials on site, and lack of compartmentation. This presentation will discuss the high hazard activities on-site and methodologies to lower the risk. The presentation will include various case studies and examples (i.e. fires during roofing installation) to emphasize the hazards, review general mitigation strategies and trends by some jurisdictions to minimize the frequency/severity of construction fires. Also discussed will be updates to NFPA 241- Standard for Safeguarding Construction, Alteration and Demolition Operations.


12:00 AM to 12:15 PM Registration & Reception
12:15 PM to 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM to 2:15 PM Presentation & Questions


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