Brian Meacham, PhD, PE, CEng, FIFireE, FSFPE is Managing Principal at Meacham Associates, a firm that provides risk-informed performance-based solutions to complex building and infrastructure challenges, conducts building and fire regulatory system capacity assessments, and undertakes research in these and related areas. He has worked with and for governments, NGOs and the private sector in these areas in numerous countries. Throughout his career, he has authored more than 250 publications, given more than 250 presentations, and led more than $3M in research in these areas. His prior positions included Associate Professor in Fire Protection Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Principal at Arup, Technical Director and Research Director at SFPE, fire safety engineer in the USA and Europe, and engineering manager at Gamewell Corporation. Brian is the 2018 President-Elect of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), Chair of the US TAG to ISO TC92 SC4 – Fire Safety Engineering, Chair of the NFPA Technical Committee on Fire Risk Assessment Methods, and Secretary of the IAFSS Management Committee. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Connecticut and Massachusetts, a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Fire Engineers, a Fellow of SFPE, and a Fulbright Global Scholar.