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Thursday, April 25, 2024

Backpack to Briefcase: Fire Life Safety

Start Date: 4/25/2024 3:00 PM PDT
End Date: 4/25/2024 5:45 PM PDT

Venue Name: 2100 Powell

2100 Powell Street
Emeryville, CA  United States  94608

Organization Name: BOMA Oakland/East Bay

Gabriel Escobedo
Email: gabriel@bomaoeb.org
Phone: (510) 893-8780

Sponsor: Metcon TI

Event is sold out. Please contact Member Services Coordinator Gabriel Escobedo to be placed on waitlist. 

Backpack to Briefcase: Fire LIfe Safety 

Join the Chief Engineer and Fire Life Safety Director at 2100 Powell Street for a special education session covering various aspects of Fire Life Safety in a Hi-Rise office building. Discussion will include code requirements for testing, inspection and maintenance of fire alarm and sprinkler systems, as well as emergency plans, evacuation and relocation procedures.
You’ll tour of the facility’s Fire Control Center, Fire Pump Room and Generators. After the tour, enjoy appetizers and beverages with your fellow attendees. 

Target Audience

Emerging Professionals looking to expand their knowledge about the Fire Life Safety Systems.

Learner Outcomes  

  • Understanding of the Fire Life Science Code Requirements
  • Familiarity with Fire Life Safety Systems equipment and devices
  • See first hand via a property tour the newly installed Fire Alarm System and associated equipment


3:00 - 3:15 pm  Check-in
3:15 - 4:00 pm  Presentation 
4:00 - 4:15 pm  Questions and Discussion
4:15 - 5:00 pm  Tour of Fire Alarm, Fire Pump, Generators
5:00 - 5:45 pm: Networking - 2100 Powell Amenity Patio


Toby Ludwick
Born, raised and residing in Oakland, Toby is a proud East Bay native. He received his Bachelor’s degree from UC Santa Barbara, with a Major in Studio Art and a Minor in History of Art and Architecture. A fifth-generation engineer, his great, great grandfather attained his First-Class Stationary and Portable Engineer’s License from the State of Minnesota in 1898. You may recognize the Ludwick name as his father and two brothers have worked extensively as engineers at numerous Bay Area properties.

Toby worked as a production artist in commercial printing before transitioning to a career in property management, starting in 2009 as an engineer for CBRE at Seaport Center in Redwood City. Toby learned on the job and honed his skills in the trade, taking night classes at the Local 39 Training Center and Laney College’s Environmental Controls Department.

He has now worked for CBRE for nearly 13 years at 7 different properties in the East Bay, Peninsula, South Bay and San Francisco. Toby found his passion for operating and maintaining Class1A high-rise buildings and is now Chief Engineer at his third high-rise property. 

Toby is an active member of the CBRE San Francisco Bay Area Abilities Group. He was honored as 2019 BOMA Oakland East Bay Engineer of the Year and received CBRE’s San Francisco Bay Area RISE Values award in 2020. He finds the most fulfilling part of his work life is supporting his team, mentoring the next generation of Engineers and providing first-rate service to his client and tenants at 2100 Powell Street in Emeryville. 

Toby enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids, collecting and playing records, and working on home projects.

This event is full. Registrations will be added to the waiting list.

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Closed: 4/23/2024 9:15 AM

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