Passive Fire Protection: Compartmentation, Firestopping and Canadian Code Requirements

August 30, 2022

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM




Workshop Outline:

This presentation provides an overview on passive fire protection including compartmentation and firestopping and its implication on building and life safety.  This will include discussion on Building Code requirements, standardized testing developed for specific applications, and how successful testing at third party facilities results in listed designs. The presentation will highlight that selection of the appropriate system / products is paramount to meeting Code requirements. 

Workshop Objectives:

Who Will Benefit?

This workshop will benefit engineers, designers, consultants, and Authorities Having Jurisdiction (building and fire departments).

Instructor's Biography:


Bethany Turowec, P.Eng., MESc, has 10 years of industry experience, and is currently the Lead Engineer for Jensen Hughes, specializing in fire and life safety consulting. Previously, she was an Application Engineer, supporting 3M’s passive fire protection product portfolio.

She has been involved in a range of projects, mostly concentrated on commercial and industrial (oil and gas) applications. She conducts building inspections to ensure systems are installed per appropriate tested and listed designs, thereby maintaining Code compliance. Bethany also delivers educational presentations on through-penetration firestopping, fire-resistive construction joints, fireproofing structural steel and HVAC / kitchen exhaust duct protection, all with the aim of industry advancement.

Bethany has ample experience in product development and standardized testing (CAN/ULC-S101, CAN/ULC-S102, CAN/ULC-S115, etc.). This provided a strong theoretical and practical understanding of fire dynamics, allowing her to write engineering judgments (EJs) when site conditions vary from those tested. Bethany holds a Bachelor of Engineering Science in Chemical Engineering, and a Master of Engineering Science in Biomedical Engineering, both obtained from the University of Western Ontario. She is also registered with PEO and APEGBC as a Professional Engineer.

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This workshop may qualify for continuing professional development hours for designations (i.e., OACETT, CFAA, NICET, CFPS, CFEI, etc.).  This workshop will account for 1 hour.

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