About the 12th International Performance-Based Codes and Fire Safety Design Methods Conference & Expo

The 12th International Performance-Based Codes and Fire Safety Design Methods will be held in Honolulu, Oahu, April 23-27, 2018. This SFPE conference will provide an excellent global opportunity to address current and future trends in building and fire regulatory systems, the contribution of fire protection engineers to innovative design solutions, and the latest developments in fire modelling, risk assessment and analysis in support of those solutions and their approvals.

The conference will also provide a forum for discussion of the issues of fire protection engineering education, professional competence, product certification and inspection, fire safety maintenance and management, verification methods and all the regulatory and administrative provisions needed to ensure that effective fire safety outcomes result from performance based design solutions.

Conference Program Committee

* Peter Johnson, Arup (co-chair)
* Brian Meacham, WPI (co-chair)
* Brian Ashe, Australian Building Codes Board
* Robert Bigtas, Coffman Engineers, Inc.
* David Charters, Risktec Solutions Ltd.
* Samuel Dannaway, Coffman Engineers, Inc.
* Christine Duncan, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
* Charles Fleischmann, University of Canterbury
* Kiyioshi Fukui, Nikken Sekkei
* John "JC" Harrington, FM Global
* Patrick van Hees, Lund University
* Chris Jelenewicz, SFPE
* Mickey Reiss, JENSEN HUGHES (retired)
* Ijsbrand van Straalen, TNO
* Jose Torero, University of Maryland
* Victoria Valentine, SFPE
* Joseph Vaughn, JENSEN HUGHES

About SFPE

The Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) was established in 1950 and incorporated as an independent organization in 1971. It is the professional society representing those practicing the field of fire protection engineering. The Society has over 4,500 members, 73 regional and local chapters, and 16 student chapters worldwide.

The purpose of SFPE is to advance the science and practice of fire protection engineering and its allied fields, to maintain a high ethical standard among its members and to foster fire protection engineering education.

SFPE supports the development of the annual Professional Engineer (P.E.) licensing exam in fire protection and the grading of those exams under the auspices of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). Several volunteer standing committees work under the Society’s auspices on technical projects to further advance the state of the profession.

Earn Professional Development Hours

By attending the 2018 12th International Performance-Based Codes and Fire Safety Methods Conference & Expo, you will earn valuable professional development hours (PDHs) towards meeting your licensing requirements. Additional PDHs can be earned by attending the optional seminars.


SFPE is a registered provider for the American Institute of Architects continuing education system (AIA/CES) Provider # G219



SFPE is a Preferred Provider with the International Code Council Provider # 1699


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