Seminars

February 23rd, 2017
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Klausbruckner & Associates invites you to expand your fire and building code knowledge by attending one of our educational fire and building code seminars. Taught by professionals, our seminars generally run from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm unless otherwise noted.

Upcoming Seminars

No seminars scheduled at the moment.

Past Seminars

BIG BOX 101

“High-Piled Storage”

“Hazardous Materials”

“High-Piled Storage”

Presenter: Elley Klausbruckner
Date City Venue
02/01/17 Elley Klausbruckner in City of Brea, CA Brea Civic & Cultural Center
Time: 8:30am
Address: 1 Civic Center Circle (click on address to google-map)
Note: Big Box 101: The seminar will review fire protection and life safety perspectives for large “big box” warehouses and is targeting fire prevention officials, developers, builders, consultants, architects and engineers. This seminar will be presented by several speakers: Mike Gill – RGA Architects, Elley Klausbruckner – Klausbruckner & Assoc., Garner Palenske – Jenson-Hughes, Scott Stookey – Austin FD, and Jack Thaker – Allen Automatic. Presented topics include: New NFPA 13 Updates, Mixing Haz-Mat with HPS, Current Fire Research, AHJ, FPE, and Architect Perspective, Annual Maintenance and Inspection, and Energy System Storage. February 1st, 2016 – 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (Registration 8:00 AM). Room: 2nd floor (old council chambers). PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Registration is on a ‘first come, first served’ basis and space is limited. Register today online. The meeting is $75 for SoCal FPO members and $125 for non-members. Lunch is included. For questions, contact Jason Nailon, jnailon@applevalleyfd.com, 760-403-3905
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03/13/17 Elley Klausbruckner in Buellton , CA Marriott Hotel Santa Ynez Valley
Time: 8:30am
Address: 555 McMurray Road (click on address to google-map)
Note: High-Piled Storage: This 8-hour seminar will provide a detailed understanding of the hazards associated with high-piled combustible storage. This seminar is part of the yearly California Fire Prevention Institute in Buellton, CA (see class schedule published on their website for more information). The seminar is targeted towards fire and building inspectors, fire prevention officers and professionals. Discussed will be the latest fire and building codes and regulations, in particular Chapter 32 of the California Fire Code (2016 Edition) and NFPA 13 (2016 Edition). Attendees will learn how to use the commodity classification system and identify various storage methods. Also discussed is how each storage method impacts fire behavior, and how to review and develop appropriate fire protection measures to mitigate the risks. In addition, workshops are planned to help the seminar participants in applying the learned material and further their understanding in the intent of the codes and regulations and ultimately achieving a solid fire protection approach or strategy.
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04/04/17 Elley Klausbruckner in Riverside, CA Ben Clark Training Center
Time: 8:00am
Address: 16791 Davis Avenue (click on address to google-map) Venue phone: (951) 486-2800.
Note: Hazardous Materials, Classroom ‘A’: Topics discussed: Fire and Building Code Hazardous Materials Classifications – review of Materials Safety Data Sheet/Safety Data Sheet [MSDS/SDS] and how to classify a chemical based on the information provided in an MSDS/SDS. Discussed will be some of the most common chemical classifications found in facilities. Workshop: classify 2-3 MSDS’s in small groups. Use Of MAQs (Maximum Allowable Quantities). Hazardous Materials Effect on Occupancy Classification. Control Area Concepts, Separation Concepts. Exceptions for M Occupancies. Different H-Occupancy Classifications. Workshop – Series of Questions to work on in small groups.
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05/11/17 Elley Klausbruckner in San Marcos, TX San Marcos Activity Center
Time: 9:30am
Address: 501 E. Hopkins (click on address to google-map)
Note: High-Piled Storage: This 4-hour seminar sponsored by the SFPE Austin – San Antonio Chapter will provide a detailed understanding of the hazards associated with high-piled combustible storage. The seminar is targeted towards fire and building inspectors, fire prevention officers and professionals. Discussed will be the latest fire and building codes and regulations, in particular Chapter 32 of the International Fire Code (2015 Edition) and NFPA 13 (2016 Edition). Attendees will learn how to use the commodity classification system and identify various storage methods. Also discussed is how each storage method impacts fire behavior, and how to review and develop appropriate fire protection measures to mitigate the risks. In addition, workshops are planned to help the seminar participants in applying the learned material and further their understanding in the intent of the codes and regulations and ultimately achieving a solid fire protection approach or strategy. RSVP DEADLINE IS 5:00 P.M. on May 5th, 2017. Space is limited and will be offered on a first come, first served basis. Additional information can be found at the event page at http://sfpe-asa.org/event-2279542. Registration Fee (includes lunch and refreshments): Prepaid Online – Member: $50 Prepaid Online – Non-member: $65 At Door – Member/Non-Member: $75
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“Flammable & Combustible Liquids, Containers & Portable Tanks”

Presenter: Elley Klausbruckner
Date City Venue
11/09/16 Elley Klausbruckner in Carlsbad, CA Faraday Center
Time: 12:00pm
Address: 1635 Faraday Ave (click on address to google-map)
Note: Definition of Flammable or Combustible Liquids,Hazards Associated with Flammable and Combustible Liquids, Flammable and Combustible Liquids Classifications and Exceptions, Physical Properties that Influence Flammable Liquids (Water Miscibility, Emulsion, Viscosity, Semi-Solid Liquids), Control Areas & MAQs (Maximum Allowable Quantities and New Interpretation on Control Areas), High Hazard Occupancies (H-Occupancies), Formatting of Chapter 57 and How to Maneuver Through Chapter 57 for Containers and Portable Tanks, Unique Building Code Sections to be Aware of Such as Exhaust, L-Occupancy, Perimeter Walls, Use of Sideyards, etc. Quick Overview of Distilleries and Their Unique Challenges
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