Fire Door Systems – A Guide to Code Compliance

PLEASE NOTE: This is a 5 hour course offered over 2 days

Dates: Tuesday, May 17 and Wednesday, May 18

Times: 1:00pm – 2:30pm (Tuesday) 8:30am – 12:00pm (Wednesday)

Location: Arbutus C/D

Presentation provided by: Interior Technology Canada Ltd

Presentation Title: Fire Door Systems – A Guide to Code Compliance

Presentation Description: This presentation comes with a 69-page course manual which is based on the most recent edition of the NBC with excerpts from Provincial amendments. All of the solutions covered are tested and listed to CAN/ULC S104 and ANSI/UL 1784. We will also cover the curtain products on the market and some of the confusion about their application and use. A very practical course.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To understand the fundamental principles that govern the provisions in the current NBC.
  • Examine the guidelines that delineate the differences between fire-resistance and fire-protection.
  • Become familiar with opening protective provisions in all of the wall types of the NBC.

Presenters: David Dodge (McKeon Door Company) and Dan Quatier (Interior Tech)

Presenters’ Bios:

Dan Quatier grew up in construction, having a father who was a drywall contractor and taught him the trade. He graduated from Washington State University in 1980 with dual degrees in Construction Management and Architecture.
After graduation, Dan worked in Spokane as a project engineer for Hoffman Construction and was with Hoffman for 3 years. He spent the next 21 years with Baugh Construction / Skanska. Dan served as Baugh’s Oregon Division President and after Skanska acquired Baugh Construction, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Skanska-Western Region. During this time he also headed up Skanska’s national Injury Free Workplace initiative and the national Skanska University training program.
Dan has a Master’s Degree in Fire Protection Engineering from Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo. He loves working with the design community and assisting with providing solutions to complex fire and life safety challenges.
Dan had the opportunity to purchase Interior Technology in January 2005 and is co-owner with his partner Jason Ledesma. Dan spends his time focusing on the fire/life safety side of the business and our new markets. Interior Tech is a 75-year-old specialty contractor with offices in Seattle, Portland, Spokane, Vancouver B.C., and Billings, MT.
Dan is an active member of AIA, CSI, SFPE, and various ICC chapters.
He has been married to his wife Carolyn for 40 years and they have four adult children.
Dan owns a 1957 Airstream trailer that he can’t wait to restore.

David L. Dodge, CSI, CDT – David has been involved in the construction industry since 1975. With an extensive background in project estimating and management and a bachelor’s degree in business management, David soon realized a great deal of success in building product marketing and sales. Within this venue he found his passion – building code development and architectural design compliance. Since 1988, he has assisted architectural firms in understanding and implementing the provisions of the model codes as they pertain to fire and life safety. His particular focus is on the fire door industry, promoting cutting edge technology to resolve code compliance challenges.

David is a corporate member of the International Code Council (ICC) and earned his Construction Document Technologist (CDT) from the Construction Specifications Institute. He has served on several ICC committees, both local, regional and national, for the adoption and implementation of the International Building Code throughout the US. He is a recognized speaker and instructor, teaching the fire and life safety provisions of the model codes to design professionals and regulatory officials. David is a certified CEU instructor under the ICC Education Provider program. As part of the McKEON team, David draws on his 30-plus years of experience in the building code arena when assisting design professionals and product representatives with code and design compliance challenges.