2019 Spring Scholarship Deadline

As a reminder, the November 30, 2017  application deadline for Spring 2019 Semester scholarships is fast approaching. A maximum of three scholarships will be given. The Chapter will sponsor a maximum of $3000 per semester for each scholarship. Additional money from corporate sponsorship may also be available.

Please share this opportunity with those who may be interested. For more detailed information see the Scholarships page on the website.

2018 SFPE Annual Conference & Expo

Soon, our SFPE Chapter will be joining with SFPE at the 2018 SFPE Annual Conference & Expo, which is shaping up to be our strongest annual conference to date. This two and a half day conference (October 28-30) with post optional Professional Development Seminars (October 31 – November 2) will provide fire safety and fire protection engineers with the knowledge, resources and connections that they need to excel.

Attendees can access over 55 sessions to get up-to-date on technical trends and case studies. Earn 14 PDHs over these two and a half days (plus up to 21 PDHs available from the optional Professional Development Seminars offered after the conference.)

We invite you to join and participate in this engaging conference. Don’t miss your chance to network with other fire safety and fire protection engineers in the vibrant and beautiful music city capital of the world, Nashville — at the heart of our SFPE North America Chapters — and further your career and connections.

Register before the $200 discount opportunity passes you by at https://www.sfpe.org/mpage/Nashville2018

2018 Fall Scholarship Deadline

As a reminder, the June 30, 2018 application deadline for Fall Semester scholarships is fast approaching. A maximum of three scholarships will be given. The Chapter will sponsor a maximum of $3000 per semester for each scholarship. Additional money from corporate sponsorship may also be available.

Please share this opportunity with those who may be interested. For more detailed information see the Scholarships page on the website.

Fall Semester Scholarship Application Deadline

As a reminder, the June 1, 2017 extended application deadline for Fall Semester scholarships is fast approaching. A maximum of three scholarships will be given. The Chapter will sponsor a maximum of $3000 per semester for each scholarship. Additional money from corporate sponsorship may also be available.

Please share this opportunity with those who may be interested. For more detailed information see the Scholarships page on the website.

2017 CCHRB Seminar – Heavy Timber High Rise

Chicago Chapter SFPE Member Carl Baldassarra and Amanda Kimball will be two of the presenters at the 2017 Chicago Committee on High-Rise Buildings Seminar.


Click here to visit the CCHRB website for more information on this excellent event that SFPE Chicago is co-sponsoring.

 

Presentations and Speakers:

  • High Rise Timber – Technology and Trends
    Benton Johnson; Associate, SOM, Chicago
  • Tall Wood Buildings: Products, Design Process and a Case Study
    Bernhard Gafner; Partner; ACC Structural Engineers, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Opportunities, Benefits and Challenges of Building Taller Wood Buildings
    Jeff Morrow; Program Manager, LendLease Construction, Nashville, TN
    William R. Tobin III; Master Superintendent, Vice President, LendLease, Nashville, TN.
  • Fire Safety Codes and the Mass Timber High Rise
    Carl Baldassarra, Principal, Wiss, Janney, Elstner; Chicago, IL.
    Amanda Kimball, Research Project Manager, NFPA Fire Protection Research Foundation, Quincy, MA
  • River Beech Tower
    Todd Snapp; Partner, Perkins + Will, Chicago, IL.
  • Round Table Discussion
    A panel discussion and Q&A session of all presenters moderated by Dick Fencl

Chicago SFPE Member Thomas Gray Receives Award

Thomas A. Gray, long time member of Chicago SFPE, is this year’s recipient of the Purdue University Engineering Education Outstanding Alumni Award. Tom is a graduate of the former Division of Interdisciplinary Engineering (now part of the School of Engineering Education). The Engineering Education Outstanding Alumni Award is presented to alumni who have achieved singular accomplishments in their fields, whose successful careers are role models for our students, and whose achievements set an example for all the School’s alumni.

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