Breakfast will be provided and parking is included.

Workshop Outline:

This half day education session will give attendees the in-depth knowledge on navigating CAN/ULC-S1001 integrated systems testing and will provide insightful information on the approach to smoke control system assessment.

Navigating S1001 Enforcement, Documentation and Re-Testing

Presented by Michele Farley from FCS Fire Consulting Services Ltd.

It has been four years since the S1001 – Standard for Integrated Systems became enforceable. Many buildings built with permits taken after June of 2020 are reaching the subsequent 1-year re-test date, some may even be getting close to needing their 5-year re-test. This brings up a lot of questions. Let’s take a look at what that means for Fire Code Enforcement. What should you be looking for? When is the re-testing required? What documentation should the building have? Who should be performing the re-testing? What does the re-testing look like? This session will delve into challenges we’re seeing in the field and answer these pressing questions.

Speaker Biography:

biopicMichele Farley

Michele Farley is the President and Senior Fire Code Consultant at FCS Fire Consulting Services Ltd, which was the first ULC Listed Integrated Testing Service Provider in Canada. Michele has extensive experience with evaluating and conducting life safety risk assessments of buildings for more than twenty-five years. She has extensive experience with the technical evaluation, design and operation of fire alarm and related life safety systems. She works as an expert in Fire Code directly or on behalf of clients providing evaluations, fire code auditing and affidavit services. Michele is active in the industry, sitting on committees, as a speaker and a regular contributor to industry publications.

CAN/ULC-S1001 Integrated System Testing

Presented by Tess Espejo from UL Solutions

This presentation will give an overview of everything you need to know about CAN/ULC-S1001 Integrated Systems Testing. In addition to learning about the background on why the need for integrated systems testing, you will learn about the building and fire code requirements and implementation issues. The presentation will give information on the ULC program for the qualification of Integrated Testing Coordinators (ITC) and certification of service providers. This presentation will provide insight for AHJs on how to properly enforce the standard and help developers, owners and building managers better understand the impact the S1001 standard has on their buildings and projects.

Speaker Biography:

biopicTess Espejo

Tess Espejo boasts over two decades of expertise in standards, codes, and project management. She is presently at the helm of ULC Certificate Programs, overseeing crucial aspects such as Integrated Systems Testing (S1001), the safety, security, and sustainability of cannabis facilities and operations, as well as the Emergency Radio Communications Enhancement System (ERCES). As a Voting Member on the Standing Committee for Fire Protection, Tess has dedicated 17 years to ULC Standards, where she served as the Project Manager of various Technical Committees. Tess is an Honourary Life Member of the Canadian Fire Alarm Association (CFAA) and holds memberships with the Canadian Security Association (CANASA), Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), and the Canadian Fire Safety Association (CFSA).

Approach to Smoke Control System Assessment

Presented by Muveno Mucaza from LRI Engineering Ltd.

This presentation will introduce smoke control systems, emphasizing their critical role in ensuring occupant safety during emergencies. Attendees will gain insights into the significance of these systems, their key components, and principles. The aim to share practical knowledge on assessing smoke control systems, drawing from successful and unsuccessful projects undertaken by LRI Engineering Inc. Compliance requirements and standards governing these systems will be explored, followed by a systematic approach to assessment, enriched by LRI’s project experience. Compelling case studies will showcase challenges, solutions, and lessons learned, bridging theory with practice. Ultimately, attendees will leave equipped with actionable insights into smoke control systems assessment, aligning with CFSA's commitment to advancing fire safety practices.

Speaker Biography:

biopicMuveno Mucaza

Muveno Mucaza studied at Western University in London, ON where he received his Master of Engineering Science, Mechanical Engineering with a specialty in (Fluid Dynamics). He currently works at LRI Engineering in the Systems Engineering department. Muveno has experience consulting in the commissioning of building mechanical systems, Fire Protection Systems design and project management, including: Integrated Systems Testing according to the CAN/ULC-S1001 standard, Smoke Control Systems review, testing, and sequence of operation design and implementation, Review, inspection, and design of Fire Alarm Systems, Project management and contract administration for Fire Alarm construction projects, Code review for smoke control, and fire alarm system applications. Muveno is a consummate professional dedicated to the field of fire and life safety, always learning and proactively growing.


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This session may qualify for continuing professional development hours for designations (i.e., OACETT, CFAA, NICET CFPS, CFEI, etc.). 

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