Conference Program Committee


Peter Johnson

Brian Meacham
Meacham Associates

Committee Members
* 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 The Conference

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.


Register early to receive $150 off the normal registration price. Early-Bird ends March 30!

Featured Speakers

Christine Duncan
Fire Safety Engineering
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Kevin Hughes
Deputy Assistant Commissioner Fire Engineering
London Fire Brigade
Brian Meacham
Managing Principal
Meacham Associates
Manuel Neves
Fire Chief
Honolulu Fire Department
David Scott
Lead Structural Director
Laing O'Rourke
Jose Torero
Professor & Director
UMD Center for Disaster Resilience (CEE)

Our Attendees

Our attendees are comprised of fire protection engineers, fire safety engineers, fire engineers, architects, contractors, suppliers, facilities managers, developers, and allied professionals. Will we see you there?


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