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2020 40 Under 40: Caitlyn Angelini, PE, 35

Senior Code Consultant, AKF Group, Boston; BS Civil Engineering and MS Fire Protection Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

By Chris Vavra and Amara Rozgus May 14, 2020

Angelini is a nationally recognized building, fire, life safety and accessibility code compliance expert. She is responsible for AKF’s architectural code consulting practice in the firm’s New York City, Boston and Philadelphia offices, using her technical knowledge to see beyond potential obstacles. With an acute understanding of the intricacies and specific code requirements for various types of construction, Angelini’s portfolio includes mixed-use, multifamily, hospitality, academic and health care facilities. Angelini has presented on complicated code topics such as mass timber construction, health care facility design, means of egress compliance and regional, national and international building and life safety codes. She also has many courses registered with the American Institute of Architects that she instructs on a regular basis. She has taught classes for the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston. Angelini also is a participant in many industry organizations, including the American Society for Healthcare Engineering and the Professional Women in Construction’s Boston Chapter’s board of directors and chair of the PWC Boston Programs Committee. She was recently appointed as the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s Fire & Risk Jury Chair for the 2019 CTBUH World Congress and 2020 Tall + Urban Conference. Outside of work, Angelini is very active in her community and often volunteers. She volunteers with the Community Servings’ Greater Boston Food Bank Annual Pie in the Sky fundraiser and helped plan and execute AKF’s Women in STEAM Symposium and believes in being a mentor to aspiring engineers. Angelini has participated in many local 5K, 10K and half-marathon races and is an avid skier. She’s hit the slopes from coast to coast as well as in Canada and Europe.


Chris Vavra and Amara Rozgus
Author Bio: Chris Vavra, Associate Editor, and Amara Rozgus, Editor-in-Chief