Engineering A Fire Safe World
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We are excited to welcome you to attend one of our upcoming Lunch & Learn Events!

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Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, December 11, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Toronto Board of Trade, First Canadian Place, 100 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario
    • 37


    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


    Business Attire or Jacket and Tie

Past events

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Fire Rated Wiring (MI Pyrotenax Cable)
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Commissioning - CAN/ULC Fire Alarm and Commissioning Standards
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Firestopping – Codes, Tests and Applications
Tuesday, May 08, 2018 Annual General Meeting and Licensure of Fire Protection Engineers & Use of the PEO Seal
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Durham York Energy Centre Site Visit
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Retro-Fit of Ontario Care Facilities and Retirement Homes
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Understanding Water Supply for Fire Protection
Tuesday, January 09, 2018 Fire Investigation, Methodologies and Case Studies
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 A Review of the Changes to the Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Corridor Fire Separation Requirements, and Occupancies in Corridors
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Ontario Building Code Changes to Retirement Home Requirements
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Using New Technologies in Video Analytics for Fire Detection
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 Annual General Meeting and Combustible Dust Processes: Fire Code Fundamentals
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Fire Investigation: Electric Vehicle Fires, New Investigation Technologies, and Fire Case Reviews
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Flexible Hoses 101
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Corrosion Inhibiting Products
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Fire Safety Plan Preparation and Review
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Origins Found!
Tuesday, November 08, 2016 Explosion Protection
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 Fire Performance of Metal-Faced Sandwich Panel Systems
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Fire Safety During Construction of Wood Buildings in Ontario
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 Annual General Meeting and Roof Fires
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 NFPA 25
Tuesday, March 08, 2016 Fire Modelling
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 An Update on Fire Protection Research Foundation's Suppression Related Projects
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Clean Agents and their use in Special Applications
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 CSA C282-15 Emergency Electrical Power Supply for Buildings and Changes for 2015
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 ULC Fire Test Standards and the National Building Code of Canada
Thursday, September 17, 2015 Commissioning A Complex Building
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 Annual General Meeting & Renovation and Construction: "Are You Ensuring the Safety of Occupants and Contractors?"
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 Retrofit of Ontario Care Facilities and Registered Retirement Homes
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Sheppard West Station Site Tour
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 All-Hazards Approach to Developing Emergency Action Plans for High Rise Offices
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 The Lac-Mégantic Train Derailment – A Study of Safety Deficiency
Tuesday, December 09, 2014 Fire Performance of Tall Buildings Using Combustible Construction
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 Oxygen Depletion Technology
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Firestop Installation and Challenges
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 Changes to the Ontario Fire Code
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Annual General Meeting & Union Station Renovations
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 Significant Advances In Storage Protection
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Fire Safety In North America’s Third Largest Transit System
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Protecting Life, Property and Productivity — The Latest in Gas Detection
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 EIFS Performance Under Fire
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 Mid-Rise Combustible Buildings in Canada
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Explosion Protection
Tuesday, October 08, 2013 OPG's Wesleyville Fire Training and Incident Training Facility Tour
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 Fire Loss Statistical Considerations in Relating Failure and Building Damage to Building Code Objectives
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Upcoming Changes to National Codes
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 Loss Lessons – Learning from Losses
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 Toronto Star Vaughan Press Centre Tour
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Modern Fire Investigation Techniques
Tuesday, January 08, 2013 Fire Alarm Systems: Intelligibility
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 NFPA 13, 2013 Edition – A Review of Major Changes
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 Changes to the Ontario Fire Code
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 New Water Mist Technologies for Building Fire Suppression
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 Muskoka Heights Retirement Residence Fire Inquest
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