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Codes and Standards for Fire Protection Engineers

Speaker: Brian J. Meacham, PhD, PE, Associate Professor of Fire Protection Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Brian Meacham discusses code changes, and what pushes these changes. He discusses egress strategies, many of which are based on recent events. He touches on how green and sustainable codes and standards affect fire and life safety system design. Meacham focuses on performance-based design tactics that fire protection engineers can use.


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Meacham’s areas of expertise include: risk-informed performance-based analysis, design and regulation; multi-hazard risk assessment and mitigation; risk perception and characterization; risk and public policy; human factors and emergency evacuation; and fire detection and alarm systems.