2020 Spring Scholarship Deadline

As a reminder, the November 30, 2019 application deadline for Spring 2020 Semester scholarships is fast approaching. A maximum of three scholarships will be given. The Chapter will sponsor a maximum of $3,000 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.

Passing of Al Lewis

It is with great sorrow that we inform you of Alan Lewis’ passing. Al passed away early Monday morning, September 16, 2019, with his wife Charlotte by his side. Al, a member of SFPE, was a longtime property engineer with FM, Kemper and finally with HDI.

Services for Al will be held Saturday, September 21 at The Oaks Funeral Home located on 1201 East Irving Park Road, Itasca, Illinois. His full obituary can be found on The Oaks Funeral Home website.

2019 Fall Scholarship Deadline

As a reminder, the June 30, 2019  application deadline for Fall 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.

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