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SFPE Houston January Meeting

  • 01/14/2016
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Hagemeyer - 4300 Pasadena Fwy, Pasadena, TX 77503


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SFPE Houston January Meeting

Please join us for dinner and a technical program


Thursday, January 14, 2016

6:00 PM Social, 6:30 PM Meal and Meeting

 Hosted by:


4300 Pasadena Fwy, Pasadena, TX 77503

Dinner provided 


Guest Speaker:  

Chris Jelenewicz, P.E., FSFPE

Chris is the Senior Manager for Engineering Practice at SFPE and the Technical Editor of SFPE's Fire Protection Engineering magazine. He is responsible overseeing SFPE’s licensing, higher educational accreditation and technical activities. Chris has been featured in hundreds of articles and broadcast interviews, including the New York Times, CBS Nightly News, Public Television, USA Today, The Washington Post and the Philadelphia Daily News. Chris has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in fire protection engineering and a Master’s in Management from the University of Maryland. He is an SFPE Fellow and is a licensed engineer in the States of Maryland and California.

Fire Safety in Tall Buildings & Performance-based Design Solutions


Program: The complexity and unique challenges of today’s tall buildings, coupled with sustainability goals, have created an environment where comprehensive performance-based solutions have become a necessity. To assist the design community with developing such solutions, in 2013, SFPE partnered with the International Code Council (ICC) to develop the Engineering Guide for Fire Safety in Very Tall Buildings. This presentation will discuss some of the information in this guide regarding special topics that effect the performance of very tall buildings, including: 1) reliability of fire protection systems, 2) situational awareness & emergency egress, 3) fire resistance, 4) facades, 5) smoke control and 6) first responder issues.

The presentation will also discuss how other SFPE guidelines can assist building designers, systems designers, engineers, fire marshals and building officials when developing or reviewing solutions for tall building fire protection and other complex fire protection challenges. This includes a discussion on how these topics are addressed in the overall building design process using the concepts described in the SFPE Engineering Guide to Performance-based Fire Protection, the SFPE Guide to Human Behavior in Fire and SFPE's newest standards on structural fire protection.


Please register by Monday, January 11

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