Ghaith presents to the Ontario Hospital Fire Marshals Group:  Health Care Facility Retrofit & Life Safety Studies  

Posted by Ghaith Qamheiah on Mar 27, 2018 5:19:08 PM

Ghaith Qamheiah (President) and Rudy Cronk (Vice President) chaired a presentation titled “Ontario Fire Code (OFC) – Part 9: Health Care Facility Retrofit & Life Safety Studies”.  This presentation was given to the Hospital Fire Marshals Group during their quarterly meeting on March 20, 2018. Aimed towards hospitals, focused primarily on the requirements, compliance expectation and approaches brought upon by Part 9 of the OFC. This part of code applies to buildings that were in existence on February 11, 1987 and upgrading them through retrofit to meet the minimum performance requirements for life safety.

Other Topic discussed included:

  • OFC Schedule Compliance
  • Containment
  • Means of egress
  • Fire alarm and detection
  • Suppression
  • Life safety studies
  • Acceptable level
  • PLC Approach to Methodology
  • PLC Approach to Technical Resolution

The PowerPoint Presentation is available for download.

You may download it here:  

Health Care Retrofit & Life Safety  PowerPoint Download

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Topics: Approach to Code Compliance

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Ghaith Qamheiah

Mr. Qamheiah is a principal of PLC Fire Safety Solutions where he currently serves in the role of President. Mr. Qamheiah holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from McMaster University in Chemical Engineering, as well as professional engineering designations in Ontario and Manitoba. Mr. Qamheiah has 16 years of experience in fire and life safety engineering consulting primarily focused in fire hazard assessments, code and intent analysis, development of compliance alternatives, and review of building and fire safety system designs.


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