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When: September 8, 2016
8:30 a.m.
Where: Community College of Baltimore County - Catonsville
800 S. Rolling Road
Catonsville, Maryland  21228
United States
Presenter: Scott Golly PE, Steven Strege PE, Jesse Beitel (JENSEN HUGHES) & Mark Hopkins PE (NFSA)
Contact: Dawn R. Lipsey

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Fire Protection Engineering for Design Professional Workshop

  • Scott Golly, PE, Senior Engineer with JENSEN HUGHES
  • Mark Hopkins, PE, Vice President of Engineering with the National Fire Sprinkler Association
  • Steve Strege, PE, Senior Fire Protection Engineer with JENSEN HUGHES
  • Jesse Beitel, III, Senior Scientist with JENSEN HUGHES

[4 hour workshop] - Certificates will be distributed at the conclusion of the workshop as you leave.


Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Registration Fee:

$179 - Members

$289 - Non-Members


Community College of Baltimore County
800 S. Rolling Road
Catonsville, Maryland  21228
United States


All registered attendees will receive details about parking and specific room location three days prior to the workshop, via email.





Check-In and Continental Breakfast



Opening Remarks - Joseph L. Scheffey, PE, Vice President, JENSEN HUGHES



Mass Notification Systems - Scott Golly, PE, Senior Engineer, JENSEN HUGHES



Sprinkler System Corrosion - Mark Hopkins, PE, Vice President of Engineering, National Fire Sprinkler Association






Smoke Control System Fundamentals – Steven Strege, PE, Senior Engineer, JENSEN HUGHES






Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems (EFIS) - Jesse Beitel, Senior Scientist, JENSEN HUGHES



Closing Remarks



This program is intended for design professionals (architects, CEs, MEs, EEs, building officials, regulators) who must coordinate and interface with fire safety systems, but may not have an in-depth knowledge of fire protection designs and requirements. Hot topic areas should be of interest for those practicing professionals who design fire safety systems and desire knowledge of current fire protection challenges.



  •  Mass Notification Systems – Fire alarm system fundamentals as they apply to mass notification   systems
  • Sprinkler System Corrosion – The potential for corrosion in automatic sprinkler systems, and     prevention and mitigation strategies
  • Smoke Control Fundamentals – The basics of smoke control system requirements and design
  • Building Exterior Insulation Systems (EFIS) – Fire safety requirements and challenges with these exterior wall systems which are in widespread use throughout the US and the world


Using current fire safety hot topics, this seminar is intended to provide non-FPEs with useful fundamentals related to building design projects.



Scott Golly, PE, is a Senior Engineer with JENSEN HUGHES with 20 years’ experience. His expertise includes designing fire alarm and emergency communication systems, water-based fire suppression, gaseous suppression systems, conducting performance- based assessments, and preparing code and life safety evaluations for new and existing buildings. He currently participates on the NFPA 72 Technical Committee for Chapter 17, Initiating Devices (SIG-IDS). He has manufacturer-specific fire alarm system training and knowledge for numerous brands of fire alarm systems.


Mark Hopkins, PE, is Vice President of Engineering with the National Fire Sprinkler Association. He has 23 years’ experience in all aspects of fire protection engineering. With NFSA, he is the chief technical expert on fire sprinkler systems for this nationwide trade association. He directs fire sprinkler research, promulgates standards, and resolves technical issues with member companies. He has successfully managed large campus-wide fire protection and corrosion related projects, including the development of fire safety goals and objectives. These projects typically involved master planning support, code compliance determination, corrosion evaluations, systems survey/evaluation/testing, development of cost-effective strategies for improvements, designing upgrades, and providing bid package support and construction period services. He has co-authored a report for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) regarding the performance of the fire suppression systems in the World Trade Center disaster, NCSTAR 1-4B.


Steve Strege, PE, is a Senior Fire Protection Engineer with JENSEN HUGHES, specializing in smoke control system design and evacuation modeling. He has extensive experience designing, modeling and commissioning smoke management systems in accordance with NFPA 92 and the International Building Code (IBC). Mr. Strege also specializes in people movement and building evacuation modeling and is a member of the SFPE Engineering Guide to Human Behavior in Fire.


Jesse Beitel, III, is a Senior Scientist with JENSEN HUGHES. With 42 years’ experience, he specializes in the development of new construction products or using existing construction products in new applications so as to meet the flammability requirements of various Building or Fire Codes. This work has involved code analyses, fire testing (both standard and nonstandard) code/standard changes/revisions, and/or evaluation services assistance. His expertise includes flammability requirements and tests required for construction materials. He is a recognized expert on the flammability of materials especially foam plastics used in construction and exterior walls.


Cancellation Policy:  Full refunds minus a $20 administration fee will be provided if requested, in writing to on or before 9:00 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016.  NO REFUNDS on or after 9:01 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. No exceptions.


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