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The Last Line of Defence: When Fire Protection Systems Fail

March 28, 2023

Fire protection systems are designed to save lives and preserve property. These systems can be complicated, expensive, and demanding. Therefore, it is vital to ensure that they are meticulously designed, installed, and maintained. If not, they can fail or underperform at a critical juncture.  

In this special 3-hour webinar, we will be looking at various types of fire protection systems. We will discuss how the failure or absence of these systems can lead to fire and smoke spread, resulting in unnecessary damages and even loss of life. This will encompass multiple experts and disciplines who will demonstrate, not only the importance of these systems for fire prevention, but their role as an auxiliary when it comes to subrogation and recovery. 


  • Fire Alarm and Detection Systems 
  • Fire and Building Code and Passive Fire Protection 
  • Smoke Management Systems (Smoke Migration and Ventilation) 
  • Fixed Fire Suppression Systems 
  • Wet/Dry Sprinkler Systems and Fire Pumps 

All Attendees Will Receive a Completion Certificate

Accredited in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba


Eduardo Mari, M.Sc., P.Eng
Forensic Engineer

Eduardo is a Professional Materials and Metallurgical Engineer with over 20 years of experience in forensic engineering investigations and failure analysis. He has led over 1,500 forensic and failure investigations and specializes in a variety of equipment, components and industrial products, including Plumbing and Mechanical Systems, HVAC Systems, Fire Sprinkler Systems, Polymer Pipe Failures, Product Liability, Fuel Oil Installations, Personal Injury resulting from Mechanical Failures and Static Equipment in Oil and Gas.

Martin Coles, P.Eng., CFEI
Forensic Engineer

Martin is a licensed professional engineer specializing in electrical engineering and fire investigation. With more than 15 years of experience, he has performed over 450 fire investigations as well as electrical failure analyses, site reviews and code consultations. Martin has qualified as an expert witness in the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

Nabi Goudarzi, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Forensic Structural Engineer

Nabi specializes in the forensic structural investigation of buildings and the design of retrofitting schemes for damaged or under-designed structures. In the course of his career, Nabi has conducted structural assessments of existing steel, concrete, masonry and wood buildings under gravity loading, vibration and seismic forces. He has also designed steel and concrete structures, including high-rise residential and office towers, commercial retail units, and long-span steel trusses. Nabi holds a MSc. in Earthquake Engineering from Sharif University of Technology and a Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from the University of Alberta.

Val Chlistovsky, P. Eng., B.A.Sc., CFEI, CVFI
Forensic Engineer and GTA Operations Manager

With more than 30 years of professional experience, Vladimir’s career has encompassed a number of industries and roles: Insurance appraiser of commercial and industrial machinery, equipment and buildings; quality, production and design engineer and forensic engineer. Vladimir has completed over 1,000 forensic cases, investigating fires and explosions, product failures and other types of losses. Vladimir graduated with an Industrial Engineering degree from the University of Toronto. He is an Internationally Certified Fire and Explosions Investigator and serves as a board member and training chair of the Canadian Association of Fire Investigators (CAFI), having served in the past as the national president.  Vladimir also assists the Standard Council of Canada (SCC) as a designated expert in their Certifying Body (CB) and Laboratory Accreditation programs.