2020 Conference Attendee Information – March 10-11

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 2020 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

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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 $169 6010 Sugarloaf Parkway Lawrenceville, GA  30043 Phone: 678-407-0018 Group Name: Society of Fire Protection Engineers Greater Atlanta Chapter 

Holiday Inn Rate $129 6310 Sugarloaf Parkway Duluth, GA  30097 Phone: 888-269-9585 Group Code: SFPE Or click on the following link: SFPE

Hilton Garden Inn  No Special Rate/Going Rate 2040 Sugarloaf Ct. Duluth, GA 30097 Phone: 770-495-7600  

Thank you to our Sponsors & Exhibitors to date:


Lineup of Seminars and Class Sessions for 2020 COMING SOON!

2019 Lineup 

Tuesday Seminars March 12

Seminar 1

Performance-Based Design For Dust Hazards
– John Cholin, P.E., FSFOE, M.E.E Principal J.M Cholin Consultants, Inc. 

Seminar 2

Emergency Responding Communication Systems

Multiple Speakers

Seminar 3

Trending NFPA Codes: An Overview on Active Shooter, Food Trucks & Cannabis Extraction Codes
James “Robby” Dawson, MBA,CFO Southeast Regional Director NFPA

Seminar 4

Fire Protection Systems Technology Symposium
–  Technology Symposium Schedule 

NICET Preparation Courses (Tuesday March 12 and Wednesday March 13)

NICET Fire Sprinkler Level II ITM of Water Based Systems

Ralph Bless, Jr., P.E. SET, CFPS Vice President-Account Management Telgian Corporation 

NICET Fire Sprinkler Level II ITM of Fire Alarm Systems

Tom Parrish, SET, CFPS,PSP Vice Presidnet Integrated Systems Telgian Corporation

Wednesday Sessions – March 13

Session 1A

Case Study: US Ink-Sun Chemical Corp. Explosion Reconstruction  
–  John Cholin, P.E., FSFPE, M.E.E. Principal J.M. Cholin Consultants, Inc. 


Session 1B

Sprinkler Protection for Concealed Combustible Interstitial and Attic Spaces
–  Shaun Kramer Manager of Technical Support Viking Corporation

Session 1C

Evaluation of Oxygen Reduction system (ORS) in Large-Scale Fire Tests 

– Dr. Xiangyang Zhou Senior Lead Research Scientist FM Global

Session 1D

New Developments in Storage Protection

James Golinveaux  President & CEO Viking

Session 2A

Safeguarding Construction 

Rob Neal National Fire Academy (Retired)

Session 2B

Fire Hazards/Cannabis Extraction
– David Tomecek, PE FSFPE Senior Fire Protection Engineer Jensen Hughes

Session 2C

16ft High Parallel Panel Test and MCM Facades

Dick Davis AVP, Senior Engineering Technical Specialist

Session 2D

Grenfell Tower Fire and EFFECT Assessment Tool

Robert Duval New England Regional Director/Senior Fire Investigator NFPA

Session 3A

Firefighting Foam, an Industry at a Crossroads

– Mitch Hubert VP Product Development Solberg Foam

Session 3B

Human Behavior in Fire and the Revised SFPE Guide

Chris Jelenewicz, P.E., FSFPE Technical Director SFPE

Session 3C

Public Safety in Building Emergency Responder Communication Integrated Systems 
–  Chief Alan Perdue Executive Director Safety Buildings Coalition

Session 3D

2018 ESS Code Requirements and Future Requirements for 2021

Robert J. Davidson Fire & Life Safety Consultant Davidson Code Consultants

Session 4A

Carvana: Performance – Based Design of an Automated Vehicle Storage & Retrieval System 
Tom Gardner, P.E., FSFPE (GHD), Bret Sassenberg (Carvana), And James M. Hodges (WHN Architects)

Session 4B

Update on Tall Wood Building Provisions in the International Building Code
Steve Skalko Stephen V. Skalko, P.E. & Associates

Session 4C

ADA Accessibility in Georgia – Navigating the Code

Steven Jones Senior ADA Architect Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission

Session 4D

Highlights of Selected NFPA Research Foundation Projects
Casey Grant P.E., Executive Director NFPA Research Foundation

Enjoy the Conference!