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Best practices and strategies for egress

Speaker: Milosh Puchovsky, PE, FSFPE, Professor of Practice and Director of Corporate & Professional Education, Department of Fire Protection Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

 

Egress is a fascinating topic from a fire protection standpoint, says Milosh Puchovsky. Codes and standards are very prescriptive, but engineers need to consider goals and objectives for the building and its occupants. Engineers should consider the impact a building fire might have.


Engineers should consider: What are your goals and objectives? What types of people? What are the threats?


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Puchovsky’s areas of expertise include: water-based fire protection systems including sprinklers, fire pumps, water mist, water spray, and foam; gaseous suppression systems including clean agents; building and fire code development and application; occupant egress and life safety concepts; fire engineering design practices including performance-based design; regulatory policy; loss control techniques and practices; hazard analysis; engineering business practices; and litigation support.