Sustainable and Fire-Resilient Buildings

September 09, 2020
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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Brian J. Meacham, PhD, PE, CEng, FIFireE, FSFPE.  Brian is Managing Principal at Meacham Associates. He develops risk-informed performance-based solutions to complex building and infrastructure challenges, provides peer-review services, conducts building and fire regulatory system studies and undertakes research.

Sustainability and resiliency are terms one often hears today in discussions about the built environment.  While some use the terms interchangeably, they embody different concepts, which sometimes align, but in other cases, can result in competing objectives. Good building design should address both sustainability and resiliency concepts as part of a holistic approach. This is especially important when considering the sustainable and fire resilient design of buildings, as one must be careful to not inadvertently trade off a life safety objective for a sustainability objective, but to strive to achieve both. This presentation will overview sustainability and fire objectives and the importance of achieving sustainable and fire resilient designs.


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