SMCO NEWS‎ > ‎

Spring Training 2017

posted Mar 7, 2017, 8:51 AM by Code MO   [ updated Mar 7, 2017, 9:23 AM ]
Fire Suppression Systems for Commercial Kitchens and Interior Finishes


Tuesday, April 25th, 2017        Click here to fill out the registration form

This presentation provides a detailed look at the code requirements for the protection of commercial kitchens, along with the standards and testing process involved with the UL certification of the fire suppression systems. 

This presentation provides a detailed look at the requirements of the International Building Code for interior finishes covered in chapter 8, along with the standards and testing process involved with the UL certifications of the various products. 

Who should attend: Code officials, architects, engineers, Mechanical contractors, Fire suppression contractors, anyone instrested in gaining more knowledge of how to make building safer. 


Speaker - Rich Walke

Rich is a Senior Regulatory Engineer with Underwriters Laboratories (UL) in Northbrook, IL.  His responsibilities include providing fire protection related technical support to the regulatory community, providing educational seminars, developing internet based training programs, interacting on code change activities and serving as a liaison between the UL engineering staff and the regulatory community.  Prior to this assignment, Rich was actively engaged in fire protection engineering for 29 years.  He provided the supervisory and review activities of engineering investigations conducted on fire resistive construction, through-penetration firestop systems, joint systems, perimeter fire containment systems, fire resistive electrical outlet boxes, electrical circuit protections systems, fire resistive grease and air ducts systems, interior finish building materials, air duct materials and solid fuel heating appliances.


Rich recently had the honor of serving on the Fire Safety Committee at the ICC Committee Action Hearings in Memphis in April of 2015.  He is also a member of the NFPA 101/5000 Fire Protection Features and NFPA 220/221 Building Construction Committees.


Rich received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Valparaiso University in 1976.  He is currently a Certified Quality Engineer with the American Society for Quality Control.

Comments