Research, Tools & Methods (RTM)

The RTM Standing Committee

Greg Baker, Chair
Chris Jelenewicz, Staff Liaison

Scope of Work:

The Standing Committee on Research, Tools and Methods identifies, develops, and oversees SFPE’s technical products and research work, review new innovations, and helps to establish the research agenda for the fire safety engineering profession.

Committee Members:

Farid Alfawakhiri Hosam Ali* Palinda Bandara Robert Barker Adam Barowy
Tracey Bellamy  Erel Betser  Andrew Biery  Justin Biller
 Hubert Biteau
Abderrazzaq Bounagui   Dorota Brzezinska    Mark Budzinski  Kenneth Bush  Jason Butler 
Carl Chappell
David Charters
 Albert Condello David Coutts
 Matthew Davy
Mark Dietenberge
Steven Dryden 
 James Eduful
 Rita Fahy*
lvaro Gomes Ferreira 
Ben Slama Fethi 
Luca Fiorentini
Jason Floyd
Richard Gann
Daniel Goldberg
Al Gonzalez
Simon Goodhead
Casey Grant
Joshua Greene
Adam Gribb
Raymond Grill
Norman Groner*
Jeffrey Grove
Steven Gwynne*
Jeff Halpert
Laura Hasburgh
Donald Havener
Victor Ho
Craig Hofmeister
Gavin Horn
Brian Hoskins
Morgan Hurley
William Ivans
Thomas Izbicki
Ann Jeffers
Francisco Joglar
Nader Kamal
Mohammad Karim
Charles Kilfoil Woon Hyung Kim
Bryan Klein
Rainer Koennecke
Michael Koop
Brian Kuhn
Erica Kuligowski
Chris LaFleur
Kevin LaMalva
Daniel Lampke
Barbara Lane
Gary Lewis*
James Lord
Ray Loveridge*
Alana MacLellan-Bonnell
Zachary Magnone
Christian Maluk
Mark Mannex
Jamie McAllister
Kevin McGrattan
Stewart McLaughlin
James McLean
 Brian Meacham  Christopher Naum Ruben Negro   Scott Nesvold  Michael Nightingale
Paul Nordmeier
Hidemi Omori
Chee Sheng Ow
Peter Petrus
Michael Phillips
Stephanie Poole Ian Raymond
Eric Reed
Guillermo Rein
Ryan Rigsbee
Alberto Rodriquez
Alvin Kirk Rosenhan
Christopher Schemel
Vladimir Seliverstov
Peter Senez
Hossam Shalabi
Khalaf Zaid Al Shamari
David Sheppard
Seth Sienkiewicz
Albert Simeoni
Stephen Skalko
Jason Smart* 
 Matthew Stone
Steven Strege 
David Stroup
Leo Subbarao
Grzegorz Sypek
Jerry Taricska
Piotr Tofilo
Jeffrey Tubbs
Don Turno
Ineke Van Zeeland
Gabriele Vigne
Colleen Wade
Lauren Waring
Jonathan Weigand*
Ulf Wickstrom
Christopher Wieczorek
Rosalie Wills 
Nathan Wittasek
Steven Wolin
Thomas Woodford
Shaun Wrightson
Bob Zalosh
Aixi Zhou
*not an SFPE member

Subcommittees

Codes and Standards Liaison (SCCSL)

Matthew Davy, Subcommittee Chair

Scope of Work:

The Subcommittee for Codes and Standards Liaison (SCCSL) is comprised of members interested in promoting the use of fire safety engineering data, tools and methods within building codes and standards. The SCCSL is responsible for facilitating adoption of SFPE standards and guides into building regulations, codes and standards. Persons from the SCCSL may be appointed by the Board to represent SFPE in specific codes and standards development / liaison activities.

Committee Members:

Palinda Bandara   Erel M. Betser Andrew Biery Justin Biller
Dorota Brzezinska  
Ken Bush
Carl Chappell 
Daniel Goldberg
Joshua Greene
Adam Gribb
Raymond A. Grill
Jeffrey S. Grove
Jeffrey D. Halpert
Donald M. Havener
Michael Koop
Brian D. Kuhn, Jr.
Gary Lewis
Mark R. Mannex
Michael Nightingale
Paul Nordmeier
Michael Phillips
Eric L. Reed
Stephen V. Skalko
Leo Subbarao Lauren Waring

 

Handbook Development (SCHD)

Jeff Tubbs, Subcommittee Chair

Scope of Work:

The Subcommittee for the SFPE Handbook Development (SCHD) is comprised of those SFPE members and others from the scientific and engineering community who are / will be authors of the SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering (Handbook). The purpose of the SCHB is to provide a mechanism to help facilitate the flow of information between the scientific and practitioner communities such that future editions of the Handbook continue to reflect state of the art information and approaches as well as addressing needs of practitioners.

Committee Members:

Jason Butler
Craig Hofmeister
Morgan Hurley Alana MacLellan-Bonnell
Kevin B. McGrattan
Scott A. Nesvold
Guillermo Rein
Ryan K. Rigsbee
Alberto A. Rodriguez
Jerry R. Taricska
Gabriele Vigne
Christopher J. Wieczorek
Aixi Zhou


Research and Innovation (SCRI)

Peter Senez, Subcommittee Chair

Scope of Work:

The Subcommittee on Research & Innovation (SCRI) is comprised of members with a research or technology development background, a desire to help chart future research priorities for the profession, and an interest in working with other groups, companies, and associations to obtain input for, and communicate back, SFPE research priorities and directions for the future.

Committee Members:

 Palinda Bandara  Adam M. Barowy Haavard Boehmer   Hubert Biteau  David A. Charters
Albert V. Condello
Luca Fiorentini
Jason E. Floyd
Gavin P. Horn
Bryan L. Hoskins
 William Ivans  Ann E. Jeffers Amanda Kimball   Bryan Klein Chris LaFleur 
James Lord
Cristian Maluk
Cheng Shen Ow
Guillermo Rein 
Ruben Rodriguez
Hossam Shalabi
David Sheppard
Seth Sienkiewicz
Grzegorz Sypek
Thomas J. Woodford
Aixi Zhou





Innovation and Emerging Technology Working Group

Seth Sienkiewicz, Subcommittee Chair

Greg Baker Haavard Boehmer Luca Fiorentini Bryan Klein James Lord
Ruben R. Negro Joseph A. Senecal

Standards and Guidelines Development (SCSGD)

Brian Meacham, Subcommittee Chair

Scope of Work:

The Subcommittee for Standards and Guidelines Development (SCSGD) is comprised of members with appropriate expertise and experience and an interest in developing standards and guides to be used by suitable qualified professionals in the fire protection and fire safety engineering community.

The SCSGD includes Standards Committees (SCs) and Task Groups (TGs) which develop specific, topic-oriented SFPE Standards and Guidelines. SCs and TGs are not standing committees and as such will be established as needed for the development and maintenance of SFPE Standards and Guidelines. SCs and TGs may be sunset as appropriate based on the lifecycle of associated documents and continued need for the committees.

As of January 2016, the SCs and TGs are as follows. Additional SCs and TGs will be established as appropriate and necessary in line with the SFPE strategic plan and associated initiatives.

Standards Committee on Calculating Fire Exposures to Structures

Craig Beyler, Standards Committee Chair

Committee Members:

Frarid Alfawakhiri Vyto Babrauskas Jonathan R. Barnett Charles Fleischmann Jeff Halpert
Mohammad Heidari Craig Hofmeister Venkatesh Kodur Kevin LaMalva Barbara Lane
Hossein Mostafaei Jason Smart William Bernie Till Ulf Wickström Jonathan Weigand

Standards Committee on Design Fire Scenarios

Charley Fleischmann, Standards Committee Chair

Committee Members:

Dorota Brzezińska Kees Both Jason Butler Jason Floyd Craig Hofmeister
M. C. Hui Martin Nilsson Jason Smart David Stroup Piotr Tofilo
Colleen Wade Craig Weinschenk Shawn Wrightson

Guidelines Committee on Human Behavior in Fires

Dan O'Conner, Subcommittee Chair

Committee Members:

Justin B. Biller ulie Bryant Steven C. Dryden Simon P. Goodhead Steven M. Gwynne
Bryan L. Hoskins Erica Kuligowski Jaime L. McAllister Hidemi Omori Steven Strege

Risk Task Group

Fransisco Joglar, Subcommittee Chair

Committee Members:

Brian Ashe Russ Bainbridge David Charters Albert Condello Luca Fiorentini
Kevin Frank
Håkan Frantzich Timothy Hawthorne Yaping He Vladimír Mózer
Tod Ossmann Rob Plonski Steven Scandaliato Ai Sekizawa John Utstrand
Armin Wolski

Standards Oversight (SCSO)

Steve Wolin, Subcommittee Chair

Scope of Work:

The Subcommittee for Standards Oversight (SCSO) is comprised of members with experience on SFPE engineering task groups and standards committees and is charged with assuring balance, adjudicating issues, and undertaking related oversight activities as required by the ANSI process.

Committee Members:

Kees Both Kenneth E. Bush
David A. Coutts
Casey C. Grant
Paul F. Hart
Craig E. Hofmeister
Kenneth E. Isman
Thomas Izbicki
Kevin B. McGrattan
Seth Sienkiewicz
Gabriele Vigne
Colleen Wade

 

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