March 20 - Dinner Meeting-CSC Hamilton/Niagara Chapter

Integrated Systems Testing – IST Presentation
February 21, 2024 | By Elsa Cordero Boyden, Vice-Chair

Date:  March 20th, 2024
Time:  5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location:  Burlington Golf & Country Club, 422 North Shore Boulevard, Burlington, ON L7T 1W9
Ticket Fee: $99.31.00 Per Guest (Major Credit Cards, Debit Cards, or Cash
Display: Floor Banner - $54.58, Table Top Display $107.83 (2 Available)

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Integrated Systems Testing is a newer requirement of the National Building Code – 2015 Version and was included in the 2020 updates to the Ontario Building Code. In this presentation, we want to review the following aspects of this prescriptive requirement found in Division B of both codes. The presentation will include the following and more:
  • Review the documentation process required to comply with CAN/ULC S1001 as confirmation that building systems meet the operational requirements of Provincial and National Building Codes.
  • Review of specific Life Safety Systems and what the IST process could involve.
  • Commissioning of Openings: Operative requirements for integrated testing of door-hold-open devices with fire alarm, smoke detection, and door security systems.
  • Commissioning of Elevators, Fire Protection Systems, HVAC, Integrated Automation, Electrical Systems and Communications Systems.
Our Presenters 
S Grant Hall, P.Eng., Senior Principal at Callidus Engineering
S. Grant Hall, P.Eng. has 40+ years of experience in the Building Services Industry. He is the founder and a Senior Principal in the firm Callidus Engineering Inc. Grant has been involved in the design of fire protection and life safety systems throughout his 40-year career and, more recently, has been performing the role of Building Code consultant for projects throughout Canada. Grant is licensed to practice in five provinces and has performed work in all 10 provinces and three territories. Applying the codes correctly and judiciously has been his passion throughout his tenure in the construction industry. Grant has created and executed IST plans and verifications.  Grant worked closely with Ilir Cela in developing this service line at Callidus Eng in 2020 when the OBC introduced this requirement.
Ilir Cela, M. Eng, P.Eng., Senior Electrical Engineer
ILir Cela, M.Eng., P.Eng. has over 20 years of experience in consulting engineering. ILir is licensed at PEO and NAPEG and has a dual Electrical and Mechanical Engineering degree from Western University (UWO). He is a Senior Engineer at Callidus Engineering and ULC 1001 Certified ITC (Integrating Testing Coordinator). Over the years, ILir has worked on various building classifications, including nuclear, industrial, high-rise, healthcare, education, telecom, commercial, institutional, and multi-unit residential. He has specialized in Fire Protection and Life Safety systems integration, energy efficient M&E system designs including Class I, II, II & IV Power Distribution, Energy Efficient Lighting, Fire Alarm (FA), Public Addressable (PA), Instrumentation and Controls (I&C), Voice/Data, Wireless Communication, Security and Entry Controls, as well as HVAC+RF and BMS systems.
Target Audience 
Architects, Building Code Professionals, Engineers, General Contractors, Interior Designers, Landscape Architects, Manufacturer / Supplier Representatives, Owners, Property Managers, Specification Writers, and Construction Sub Trades.

Registration starts at 5:30 PM-Dinner 6:30 PM-Presentation 7:00 PM
Complimentary Parking/Cash Bar Available
Dinner: Three Course Meal Sit Down Service ? Salad or Soup, Beef or Chicken Entrees (Vegetarian or Gluten Free Options Available order in advance), Desert and Coffee/Tea

Contact information:
Michael Mooney - mmooney@wrmeadows.com 
Steven Ioannides sionnides@north4all.com
Brian Dobbins bdobbins@usg.com