Illinois Fire Prevention Association

20th Annual IFPA-SFPE Combined Fire Protection Product Show

Tuesday, March 10 at 2:00 – 7:00PM

The Medinah Banquets • 550 N. Shriners Dr. • Addison, IL 60101

Free Admission to Show & 2 Free PDH/CEU Classes

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The Illinois Fire Prevention Association and the Chicago Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers are once again hosting their annual product show. 
  • One of the largest exhibitions of products, services and related industrial components of the Fire Protection industry in the Chicagoland area.  We expect to have more than 50 exhibitors. Admission to the show is Free.
  • Manufacturers, Fabricators, Distributors, Insurance Organizations, Engineering Companies and Fire Prevention Associations will exhibit the cutting edge of fire products, services and information.
  • Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be served in the banquet hall for all attendees.  Cash Bar
  • Door prizes awarded
  • We will offer 2 FREE CEU or Professional Development Classes prior to the show.  You must register online for each class you want to attend.

Class #1

Title: 2020 Progress Report on Fire Protection Implementation within Building Information Modeling

Presenter: Alan Johnston, President, Hydratec, Inc.

Abstract:  Building Information Modeling has been considered a new technology for several years already but it continues to advance at an extremely fast pace.  As such, the implementation of BIM within Fire Protection Design has been the topic of many previous discussions and a fair amount of progress.  This presentation proposes to refocus that discussion on the larger issue of how Fire Protection is being implemented into the Building Information Model.  The previous priorities were focused on how the tools of this new technology could be used to provide the traditional work products expected from each participant in the building process.  Going forward, it will be necessary to identify and provide the information necessary for the BIM Data to fully participate in life cycle maintenance of a building.  This is particularly important in today’s urban environments that are more vertical and more densely populated

Alan Johnston has been the president of Hydratec, Inc. since 1972.  Beginning with providing sprinkler system design services, Hydratec went on to develop software for hydraulic analysis, material fabrication and AutoCAD and Revit based design of fire protection sprinkler systems.  Alan holds a BS in mechanical engineering and has been involved in design, programming, training and support within Hydratec.  Alan is also the holder of several US patents including one to simplify the retrofit of sprinkler systems into single family homes.  Alan has provided advanced training on the latest features of the HydraCAD software to groups of existing users in cities around the United States and Canada, as well as teaching classes on hydraulic calculations.  His passionate interest in the use of BIM related software in the design of fire sprinkler systems has been an important application of his more than 45 years of experience in this industry.

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Class #2

Title: TBA (Topic: Emerging Technologies in Fire Alarm Systems and Emergency Services)

Presenter: Denise Pappas, Keltron

Abstract:TBA

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For more information contact:
Liz Mullen (SFPE) EMullin@WJE.com

We look forward to seeing you on March 10th.

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