Presentation: Fire Safety in Very Tall Buildings and the Revised SFPE Guide
Please visit SFPE-RMC's website at https://sfperockymountainchapter.wildapricot.org/event-4145420 for registration.
Presenter: Chris Jelenewicz, PE, FSFPE (Technical Director, SFPE)
Very tall buildings, because of their highly specialized design requirements and the unusual risks for the occupants created because of the building’s height demand special fire safety considerations. These buildings are being constructed to a variety of regulations, codes and standards, many of which did not contemplate buildings of the heights that were being built. This presentation will discuss issues unique to very tall buildings and how the revised SFPE Engineering Guide on Fire Safety in Very Tall Buildings addresses the topics that affect the performance of tall buildings and their occupants during a fire. Topics to be discussed will include egress and evacuation, emergency access, communications/situation awareness, fire resistance/resiliency, unique features, and facades.
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