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Society of Fire Protection Engineers 
Greater Charlotte Chapter

Upcoming events

    • 02 Mar 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, 911 E. Morehead St.
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    March 2 SFPE Charlotte Meeting

    Seismic Overview - NFPA 13 - 2016

    The presentation will provide an overview of seismic requirements in the 2016 /edition of NFPA 13.  The presentation will cover the six elements of seismic protections for water based extinguishing systems.  The presentation will show different type of sway bracing on the market and available software to assist designers. 

      Presenter: Ralph Foster, P.E., - Foster Engineering & Consulting

      Ralph Foster is a Fire Protection Engineer licensed in multiple states.  He earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering for the University of South Carolina and holds several NFPA certifications.  He worked for the SC State Fire Marshal's Office for 19 years before opening Foster Engineering & Consulting.  He is a member of SFPE, NFPA, ICC, and AFSA.  He is active in the CSRA Chapter of the SFPE, the SC Fire Sprinkler Contractors Association, and the SC Fire Marshals Association.  He retired from the SC Army National Guard after 28 years of service.  He is an Assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 10, and resides in Columbia with his family.


      • 06 Apr 2020
      • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
      • Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, 911 E. Morehead St.
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      April 6 SFPE Charlotte Meeting

      Ditek Surge Protection

      Overview of surge protection. Including IBC codes for antenna protection on DAS, NFPA72 12.2.4.2 in 2013, NFPA 70 and requirements for surge protection on emergency generators that provide power to life safety. Review of new available AC protection devices. Overview of how different surge protection devices for fire alarms work and how they behave. Also including case studies on situations preventable with appropriate surge protection design.

      Presenter: Bill MacKenzie, - Ditek


    Past events

    27 Feb 2020 Joint Engineering - Technical Society Social & Dinner
    03 Feb 2020 [CANCELLED] Emergency Responder Radio Coverage [Enhancement] Systems
    06 Jan 2020 Smoke Control Systems
    02 Dec 2019 Changing our Views on Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Fires
    04 Nov 2019 High-Rise Fire Sprinkler Systems
    07 Oct 2019 Hospital Fire Alarm System Analysis & Design – A Case Study
    09 Sep 2019 Crucial Changes to the 2018 NCBC
    03 Jun 2019 June SFPE Charlotte Business Meeting
    13 May 2019 May SFPE Charlotte Dinner Meeting
    01 Apr 2019 April SFPE Charlotte Meeting
    04 Mar 2019 March SFPE Charlotte Meeting
    19 Feb 2019 National SFPE Board Meet and Greet with PBD Workshop
    07 Jan 2019 January SFPE Charlotte Meeting
    03 Dec 2018 December SFPE Charlotte Meeting (Toy Drive)
    05 Nov 2018 November SFPE Charlotte Meeting
    28 Oct 2018 2018 SFPE Annual Conference
    08 Oct 2018 October SFPE Charlotte Meeting
    10 Sep 2018 September SFPE Charlotte Meeting
    04 Jun 2018 June Meeting (Year End Business Meeting)
    07 May 2018 May Meeting - NFPA 20/Fire Pumps
    02 Apr 2018 April Meeting
    05 Mar 2018 March Meeting
    05 Feb 2018 February Meeting
    08 Jan 2018 January Meeting
    04 Dec 2017 December Meeting
    06 Nov 2017 November 2017 Meeting
    09 Oct 2017 October 2017 Meeting
    11 Sep 2017 September Meeting
    05 Jun 2017 Annual SFPE Carolinas Business Meeting
    08 May 2017 May SFPE Carolinas Meeting
    03 Apr 2017 April SFPE Carolinas Meeting
    13 Mar 2017 March SFPE Carolinas Meeting
    06 Feb 2017 February SFPE Carolinas Meeting
    09 Jan 2017 January SFPE Carolinas Meeting
    05 Dec 2016 December SFPE Carolinas Meeting
    07 Nov 2016 November SFPE Carolinas Meeting
    10 Oct 2016 October SFPE Carolinas Meeting
    12 Sep 2016 September SFPE Carolinas Meeting
    04 Apr 2016 April Meeting - Firestop
    07 Mar 2016 March Meeting - Building Egress
    01 Feb 2016 February Meeting - Wireless Fire Alarm
    11 Jan 2016 January Meeting - Building Mgmt Systems
    07 Dec 2015 December Meeting


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