Fire Protection Challenges with Brian Meacham
Speaker: Brian J. Meacham, PhD, PE, Associate Professor of Fire Protection Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Brian Meacham focuses the engineering audience on the main issue: What are you trying to protect? He talks about mission critical facilities, and highly sensitive buildings. He gives examples of recent fires, and how the results of these fires have affected industry and day-to-day life.
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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.