2018 Conference Attendee Information – March 13-14

On behalf of the Greater Atlanta Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), you are invited to participate in an outstanding day of professional development and industry networking – the 2018 Annual SFPE Greater Atlanta Chapter Fire Safety Conference.

This year’s Conference offers another exceptional program of current fire protection topics by industry specialists. Proceeds benefit the Chapter’s scholarship fund which supports students from the Southeast enrolled in fire protection engineering and other worthy fire safety activities of the Chapter.

Attendee Registration  Download Brochure  Download Exhibitor Brochure 

As a conference attendee, you are invited to participate in various networking opportunities during the Fire Safety Conference, including the Welcome Reception, breakfast during registration, box lunch break on Tuesday, and the keynote lunch presentation on Wednesday. You are also invited to the “No-Host” reception at the Marlow’s Tavern immediately following the Conference.  


Hampton Inn Rate $149 6010 Sugarloaf Parkway Lawrenceville, GA  30043 Phone: 678-407-0018 Group Name: Society of Fire Protection Engineers Greater Atlanta Chapter 

Holiday Inn Rate $112 6310 Sugarloaf Parkway Duluth, GA  30097 Phone: 888-269-9585 Group Code: SFPE or click on the following link: SFPE

Embassy Suites Rate $149 2029 Satellite Blvd. Duluth, GA  30097 Phone: 770-622-6391 Group Code:SFPE

Hilton Garden Inn Rate $115 2040 Sugarloaf Ct. Duluth, GA 30097 Phone: 770-495-7600 Group Code: Society of Fire Protection

Thank you to our Sponsors & Exhibitors to date:


Lineup of Seminars and Class Sessions for 2018 

Tuesday Seminars  March 13

Seminar 1

Performance-Based Design Evaluations for Property Insurance Risks
– John A. Frank, P.E., FSFPE, CPCU SVP, Loss Prevention Center of Excellence Property Risk Engineering/GAPS XL Catlin

Seminar 2

Engineered Fire Detection and Notification

– Jeffrey Moore, P.E., FSFPE Senior Fire Protection Engineer Jensen Hughes

Seminar 3

Design, Selection, Installation, and Testing of Fire Pumps
– Samuel M. Beale III, P.E., FSFPE Founder S.M. Beale Associates

Seminar 4

Fire Protection Systems Technology Symposium
Technology Symposium Schedule

NICET Preparation Courses (Tuesday March 13 and Wednesday March 14)

NICET Preparation Course A – Inspection and Testing of Water Based Systems


Certification Prep: Water-Based Fire Protection Systems Inspection and Testing

NICET Preparation Course B – Inspection and Testing of Fire Alarm Systems


Certification Prep: Fire Alarm Inspection and Testing

Wednesday Sessions – March 14

Session 1A

Wildfire Modeling and Risk of Potential Structure Loss 
–   Dr. Christopher W. Lautenberger, PhD, P.E. Co-Founder Reax Engineering, Inc

Session 1C

Common Compliance Pitfalls: Fire Resistive Rated Ducts and Enclosures

– Joseph Hauf, P.E. Vice President Engineering Services Conquest Firespray

Session 1D

Class A, B, and Now N Fire Alarm Circuits

– Jeffrey Moore, P.E., FSFPE Senior Fire Protection Engineer Jensen Hughes

Session 2A

3D Printing: Code and Safety – Design Considerations

Rob Plonski, P.E. Senior Fire Protection Engineer Savannah River National Laboratory

Session 2B

The ICC’s Proposed Changes for Tall Wood Buildings 
– Carl Baldassarra, P.E., FSFPE Principal Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates

Session 2C

Hurricane and Tropical Storm Recovery for Fire and Life Safety Systems

Ralph E. Bless, Jr., P.E., CFPS, SET Vice President, Account Management, Telgian and Tracey Bellamy, P.E., CFPS CEO, Telgian

Session 2D

Acceptance Testing of Emergency and Standby Power Systems

– Scott Stookey Graduate Engineer A – Hazardous Materials Austin (TX) Fire Department

Session 3A

Performance-Based Audible and Visible Notification

Robert P. Schifiliti, P.E., FSFPE Founder R.P. Schifiliti Associates, Inc.

Session 3C

Stadium & Arena Projects: Achieving the Code’s Level of Safety Using Alternate Approaches 
–  Paul Villotti, P.E. Director of Life Safety Henderson Engineers

Session 3D

Technology Running Way Ahead of Fire Protection Code Development

Paul E. Rivers, P.E., FSFPE Senior Fire Protection Specialist 3M

Session 4A

Deploying Explosion Protection Systems Without Them Blowing up in Your Face 
– Joe Konenkamp Division Manager – Alarm & Special Hazards Division Century Fire Protection, LLC

Session 4B

A Look at Exterior Cladding Materials and Fire Protection 
– Michael J. Rzeznik, P.E., Douglas Stieve, RRC and Nick Ozog, P.E. Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates

Session 4C

Understanding and Applying Code to Public Safety InBuilding Communications Systems

Chief Alan W. Perdue, Executive Director, Safety Buildings Coalition and Justin Phillips, Senior Business Development Manager, RF Connect

Session 4D

Why are NFPA 75 and 76 Still Independent Standards? 
– David Quirk, P.E., LEED AP, CEM Vice President & Principal DLB Associates

Enjoy the Conference!