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Featured Buildings Involving Jensen Hughes

Zifeng Tower

Zifeng Tower, Nanjing

The triangulated, serrated façade treatment is interesting, adding depth and texture to the imposing form while allowing natural ventilation throughout.

Greenland's Suzhou Center

Greenland's Suzhou Center, Suzhou

The Suzhou Center incorporates passive ventilation techniques in the the design to create a unique interior "lung" that appears as a large opening.

Shanghai Tower

Shanghai Tower, Shanghai

As the third tower in the trio of supertall buildings at the heart of Shanghai’s new Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone, Shanghai Tower embodies a new prototype for tall buildings.

Shanghai World Financial Center

Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai

The Shanghai World Financial Center has become an icon of Shanghai and China, with its clear and elegant form and revolutionary structural design.

Trump International Hotel & Tower

Trump International Hotel & Tower, Chicago

Urbanistically and architecturally, Trump Tower represents a high standard of contextual design—fitting very well into the city.

Jeddah Tower

Jeddah Tower, Jeddah

Jeddah Tower reaches new heights as the first building to surpass the 1,000 meter mark while standing as an icon for the country of Saudi Arabia.

Pearl River Tower

Pearl River Tower, Guangzhou

The building’s siting and its evocative curving shape are performance driven, and represent an example of a 21st century tower that responds responsibly to local climactic conditions.

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa, Dubai

Undoubtedly one of the wonders of the modern world, Burj Khalifa is graceful and elegant as it reaches upward with seeming ease.

Lotte World Tower

Lotte World Tower, Seoul

Taking inspiration from traditional Korean art forms in the design of the various interior spaces, the sleek tapered form will stand out from the city's rocky mountainous topography.

Petronas Towers

Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur

Petronas Towers display a distinctive postmodern style, making it a 21st-century icon for Kuala Lumpur, and the symbol of Malaysia’s success.

Cayan Tower

Cayan Tower, Dubai

Standing at over 300 meters, Cayan Tower stood as the world's tallest high rise building with a twist of 90 degrees when it was completed in 2013.

UN Secretariat Building

UN Secretariat Building, New York City

The UN Secretariat symbolizes Modern architecture but required a renovation to bring technology and space into the current era.

Capital Market Authority Tower

Capital Market Authority Tower, Riyadh

The CMA Tower is the tallest of the five structures that make up the plaza of the King Abdullah Financial District.

Samsung China Headquarters

Samsung China Headquarters, Beijing

The Samsung China Headquarters, a mixed-use building located in the city's growing central business district, is notable for its white glass exterior that reflects the skyline.

FKI Tower

FKI Tower, Seoul

FKI Tower features an innovative exterior wall, designed specifically for the project. The unique skin reduces internal heating and cooling loads and collects energy.

SOCAR Tower

SOCAR Tower, Baku

SOCAR Tower has a free formed shape to follow the basic design concept but uses segmented elements based on the local infrastructure and constructability.

Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza

Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza, Nanchang

The Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza includes two identical towers clad in a sleek glass curtain wall whose shapes morph from base to top.

The Tower at PNC Plaza

The Tower at PNC Plaza, Pittsburgh

The Tower at PNC Plaza incorporates both highly technical green systems and channels for meaningful social interactions through a vertical column of two-story atriums.

River Point

River Point, Chicago

This 52-story building was constructed adjacent to and over active rail lines to enhance the character of this prominent river frontage while concealing the existing rail lines below.

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Chicago

A rehabilitation center, this building was designed with accessibility in mind, featuring windows in every patient room, and built in lifting tracks to assist those practicing walking.

About Jensen Hughes

Founded in 1980, JENSEN HUGHES, Inc. is a global company headquartered in Baltimore, MD. As one of the largest fire protection and life safety engineering and consulting firms with offices worldwide, JENSEN HUGHES is able to provide the support and responsiveness that their clients need. Their technical experts stay on the cutting edge of evolving fire and life safety codes and regulations and are able to provide timely and accurate consulting and design services. They remain committed to providing their clients with cost-effective, high quality services that are crucial to the protection of life, property, and the environment.

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Jensen Hughes at CTBUH

CTBUH Façade Fire Performance Workshop at University of Sydney

CTBUH Façade Fire Performance Workshop at University of Sydney

29 Oct 2017, Event Report – One day before the CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference, delegates convened at the…

CTBUH Certifies Lotte Tower as Fifth Tallest Building Worldwide

CTBUH Certifies Lotte Tower as Fifth Tallest Building Worldwide

4 Apr 2017, CTBUH-Related News – CTBUH has recognized the completion of Lotte World Tower, now the…

CTBUH 2016 Conference Silver+ Sponsor

16-21 Oct 2016, Conference Sponsor – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism takes place…

Jensen Hughes at CTBUH

CTBUH Façade Fire Performance Workshop at University of Sydney
29 Oct 2017, Sydney – Event Report
One day before the CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference, delegates convened at the University of Sydney facilities in Darlington for the Fire Performance of Façades workshop.
CTBUH Certifies Lotte Tower as Fifth Tallest Building Worldwide
4 Apr 2017, Seoul – CTBUH-Related News
CTBUH has recognized the completion of Lotte World Tower, now the fifth tallest building worldwide at 555 meters.
CTBUH 2016 Conference Silver+ Sponsor
16-21 Oct 2016 – Conference Sponsor
Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism takes place progressively across three Chinese cities: Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong.
Intelligent Egress Workshop Tackles Tough Fire-Safety Issues
21 Sep 2016, Beijing – Event Report
Co-organized by CTBUH, UTRC (China), and Institute of Public Safety of Tsinghua University, this day-long workshop examined the issues and challenges accompanying ever-taller buildings.
CTBUH 14th Annual Awards Executive Table Sponsor
12 Nov 2015, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 14th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the daytime Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
CTBUH 2015 New York Conference Silver+ Sponsor
26-30 Oct 2015, New York City – Conference Sponsor
After a post-recession hiatus in tall building construction in many countries lasting several years, numerous cities are again resurgent.
Safety Considerations in Tall Buildings
20 May 2015, Seoul – Event Report
CTBUH-Korea’s President Chung KwangRyang held an international conference addressing Tall Building Safety as the construction of tall buildings is increasing exponentially.
CTBUH 13th Annual Awards Executive Table Sponsor
6 Nov 2014, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 13th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the daytime Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Silver+ Sponsor
16-19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Conference Sponsor
The survival of humanity relies on a radical repositioning of our cities to develop them beyond a collection of disparate icons, towards a vision of a Sustainable Vertical Urbanism.
Fire & Life Safety Workshop, Shanghai 2014
16 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
The Fire & Life Safety Working Group hosted a productive technical workshop at the 2014 Shanghai Conference. Below are some highlights from the meeting.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 2 No. 4
Dec 2013, Seoul – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 2: Number 4 includes 8 papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
CTBUH 12th Annual Awards Executive Table Sponsor
7 Nov 2013, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 12th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 2 No. 1
Mar 2013, Seoul – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 2: Number 1 includes 8 papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
Event Focuses on Combining Fire Safety and Sustainability
7-8 Nov 2012, Chicago – Event Report
The CTBUH participated in a symposium to address the complex issues of integrating fire safety design with sustainability.
CTBUH 11th Annual Awards Executive Table Sponsor
18 Oct 2012, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 11th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
Nanjing Regional Tour Report: Redeveloping the "Southern Capital"
22-23 Sep 2012, Nanjing – Tour Report
Nanjing, the venerable “Southern capital,” is in the midst of the type of redevelopment surge impacting many Chinese cities.
CTBUH 2012 Shanghai Conference Silver+ Sponsor
19-21 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Conference Sponsor
That the 21st Century will be the age of the Asian Skyscraper seems indisputable. Already, the past two decades have witnessed a major shift in tall buildings from west to east.
Fire & Safety Workshop, Shanghai
18 Sep 2012, Shanghai – Event Report
The Fire & Safety Working Group met in Shanghai to discuss progress on several on-going initiatives and recent studies.
CTBUH 10th Annual Awards Executive Table Sponsor
3 Nov 2011, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 10th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference Silver Sponsor
10-12 Oct 2011, Seoul – Conference Sponsor
This conference aimed to shed new light on the meaning and value of tall buildings in the rapidly growing city of Seoul, from the perspectives of green, safety, and humanity.
CTBUH 9th Annual Awards Executive Table Sponsor
21 Oct 2010, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 9th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
CTBUH 8th Annual Awards Executive Table Sponsor
22 Oct 2009, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 8th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
Fire & Safety Working Group Meeting
18-19 May 2009, Chicago – Event Report
The CTBUH’s Fire & Safety Working Group convened for a one and a half day meeting at the offices of Schirmer Engineering.
CTBUH 7th Annual Awards Executive Table Sponsor
20 Nov 2008, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 7th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.
CTBUH 2008 Dubai Conference Silver Sponsor
3-5 Mar 2008, Dubai – Conference Sponsor
The Congress hosted presentations, seminars and workshops covering virtually every aspect of tall building development, with a particular emphasis on sustainability.
CTBUH 6th Annual Awards Table Sponsor
25 Oct 2007, Chicago – Awards Event
The CTBUH 6th Annual awards ceremony and dinner was held immediately after the afternoon Symposium in nearby S.R. Crown Hall.

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Hugo Choi

Hugo Choi

CTBUH City Representative, 2012 – 2014
Macau, China

Jeff Harper

Jeff Harper

CTBUH Awards Fire & Risk Engineering Jury, 2020
Chicago, United States

Zhong Liu

Zhong Liu

CTBUH Expert Chinese Translation Committee, 2014 – Present
Beijing, China

CTBUH Leaders at Jensen Hughes

Hugo Choi

Hugo Choi

CTBUH City Representative, 2012 – 2014
Macau, China

Jeff Harper

Jeff Harper

CTBUH Awards Fire & Risk Engineering Jury, 2020
Chicago, United States

Zhong Liu

Zhong Liu

CTBUH Expert Chinese Translation Committee, 2014 – Present
Beijing, China

Daniel J. O’Connor

Daniel J. O’Connor

CTBUH Working Group: Fire & Safety, 2009 – 2014
Chicago, United States

Michael Ferreira

Michael Ferreira

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2017
Baltimore, United States

Jeffrey Harper

Jeffrey Harper

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2017
Chicago, United States

Fang Li

Fang Li

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2016
Shanghai, China

Shamim Rashid-Sumar

Shamim Rashid-Sumar

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Philip Rong

Philip Rong

CTBUH Annual Conference, Session Chair, 2012

Kim Clawson

Kim Clawson

CTBUH Annual Conference, Steering Committee, 2006
Chicago, United States

Timothy Tonyan

Timothy Tonyan

CTBUH Annual Conference, Steering Committee, 2019
Chicago, United States

Richard Bukowski

Richard Bukowski

CTBUH Journal, Editorial Board, 2008 – 2014
Laurel, United States

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CTBUH Resources Involving Jensen Hughes

Award Winners & Award of Excellence Recipients

The CTBUH Awards recognize projects and individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability at the highest and broadest level.

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Award of Excellence

China Award Winner

China Award Honorable Distinction

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A Combustible-Cladding Fire-Risk Analysis Case Study

22 Oct 2018 – Jeffrey Harper, Jensen Hughes

New Developments in the UAE and Saudi Building Codes

20 Oct 2018 – Shamim Rashid-Sumar, Jensen Hughes

Why Our Facades Are Contributing to Noteworthy Fires

17 Oct 2016 – Jeffrey Harper, Jensen Hughes

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Why Our Façades Are Contributing to Noteworthy Fires

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Jeffrey Harper, Jensen Hughes

Application of “Big Data” for Intelligent Fire Safety Emergency Operations and Management

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Fang Li & Martin Reiss, Jensen Hughes International

Risk-Based Approach of Achieving Code Compliance in Tall Buildings: Case Study

26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City
John Devlin, Aon Fire Protection Engineering Corporation

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Videos

A Combustible-Cladding Fire-Risk Analysis Case Study
22 Oct 2018 – Jeffrey Harper, Jensen Hughes
The sustainable growth of polycentric cities will necessarily include the reuse of existing building stock. Regardless of whether a city has been around for more than 100 years, like London or Chicago, or if it is relatively new, like Dubai, that…
New Developments in the UAE and Saudi Building Codes
20 Oct 2018 – Shamim Rashid-Sumar, Jensen Hughes
This presentation discusses the evolution of the Saudi Building Code and the UAE Fire and Life Safety Code of Practice and provides a detailed review of updates to the fire protection and life safety provisions of these codes. In particular, the…
Why Our Facades Are Contributing to Noteworthy Fires
17 Oct 2016 – Jeffrey Harper, Jensen Hughes
Several recent noteworthy fires in high-rise buildings have drawn international media attention and highlighted a perceived weakness in tall building design. These fires appear to have involved building façades as the principal combustible material…
The Evolution of Building Evacuation Design in China
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Fang Li & James Antell, RJA Group
As a result of the events of September 11th and other natural and man-made disasters, building owners, designers and fire officials have become increasingly aware of the need to consider a wide variety of scenarios when evacuating tall buildings. As…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 05 - Q & A
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Technical Workshop 04 Questions & Answers session with speakers Ervin Cui, Aon FPE; Simon Lay, AECOM; Fang Li, RJA Group; Alfredo Ramirez, Underwriters Laboratories; and Russ Timpson, Horizonscan.
Fire & Life Safety Challenges in Sustainable Tall Building Design
21 Sep 2012 – Presentation at 2014 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Fang Li & Martin Reiss, RJA
The movement towards sustainable building design can result in unique fire protection challenges and concerns, especially with tall buildings in relationship to traditional prescriptive code compliance. Specific designs features include the fire…
Considerations and Challenges for Refuge Areas in Tall Buildings
21 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Daniel O’Connor, Aon Fire Protection
Within the last two decades, concentrating all or many occupants from many floors of a tall building onto refuge floors during an emergency has become a concept that has gained increased use. This presentation seeks to identify the problems that…
Protection of Elevators for Building Evacuation
5 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Aaron Vanney, RJA
This presentation identifies the past code requirements of the International Building Code and the Building Construction and Safety Code for the protection of elevators. These requirements will also be compared to those adopted in Europe (EN 81),…
Pearl River Tower, Guangzhou: Fire Protection Strategies for an Energy Efficient High-Rise Building
5 Mar 2008 – Presentation at 2015 New York Conference Interviews; Fang Li, James Antell & Martin Reiss, RJA
Fang Li and James Antell, Rolf Jensen & Associates, discussed the 71 stories Pearl River Tower, Guangzhou at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. The building features numerous design strategies to reduce energy demand from the local grid, which…
Burj Dubai: Life Safety and Crisis Response Planning Enhancements
4 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Jon Evenson & Aaron Vanney, RJA
Jon Evenson & Aaron Vanney, Rolf Jensen & Associates, presented the Crisis Response Plan and Life Safety enhancements developed for Burj Dubai at the CTBUH 8th World Congress. The Crisis Response Plan and Life Safety enhancements range from…

Papers/Research

Why Our Façades Are Contributing to Noteworthy Fires
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Jeffrey Harper, Jensen Hughes
Several recent noteworthy fires in high-rise buildings have drawn international media attention and highlighted a perceived weakness in tall building design. These fires appear to have involved building façades as the principal combustible material…
Application of “Big Data” for Intelligent Fire Safety Emergency Operations and Management
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Fang Li & Martin Reiss, Jensen Hughes International
High-rise buildings are incredibly complicated structures. Many contain mixed-use programs and/or are located in multi-building complexes. They include large spaces; intricate fire detection, alarm and control functions; and difficult firefighting…
Risk-Based Approach of Achieving Code Compliance in Tall Buildings: Case Study
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; John Devlin, Aon Fire Protection Engineering Corporation
This paper is a case study of Nakheel Tower, Dubai, UAE – a proposed 1,000m and 200 plus story tall building – and the risk-based approach used for the design of the fire protection, life safety, and occupant evacuation systems. An elevator-centric…
The Evolution of Building Evacuation Design in China
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Fang Li, James Antell & Martin Reiss, RJA Group
As a result of the events of September 11th and other natural and man-made disasters, building owners, designers and fire officials have become increasingly aware of the need to consider a wide variety of scenarios when evacuating tall buildings. As…
Fire & Life Safety Challenges in Sustainable Tall Building Design
1 Mar 2013 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 2 Number 1; Fang Li & Martin Reiss, RJA
The movement towards sustainable building design can result in unique fire protection challenges and concerns, especially with tall buildings in relationship to traditional prescriptive code compliance. Specific design features include the fire…
20 Years of High-Rise Fire Safety: From Jin Mao to Kingdom Tower
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; James H. Antell, RJA; Peter A. Weismantle, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
This paper will discuss the evolution of fire safety concepts in the recent generation of high rise buildings starting with “early” 1990’s designs in China and trace the development of new active and passive features that have followed and are…
Fire & Life Safety Challenges in Sustainable Tall Building Design
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Fang Li & Martin Reiss, RJA
The movement towards sustainable building design can result in unique fire protection challenges and concerns, especially with tall buildings in relationship to traditional prescriptive code compliance. Specific design features include the fire…
Considerations and Challenges for Refuge Areas in Tall Buildings
10 Oct 2011 – CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Kim Clawson, Clawson Consultants; Daniel J. O’Connor, Aon Fire Protection Engineering Corporation
This paper will review the work to-date of the CTBUH Fire Safety Working Group regarding the history, use and applications of various types of refuge areas used in buildings. Several points have been used as the basis to justify the need for refuge…
International Applications of Elevators for Fire Service Access and Occupant Egress in Fires
Aug 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue III; Richard W. Bukowski, RJA
Despite the absence of technical standards, tall buildings worldwide are incorporating elevators for occupant evacuation to achieve significant reductions in total evacuation times. Requirements include emergency power, water protection, and hoist…
Building Façade or Fire Safety Façade?
May 2008 – CTBUH Journal, 2008 Issue II; Daniel J. O’Connor P.E., Schirmer Engineering Corporation
This paper discusses the code provisions and current test standards applicable to perimeter fire barrier systems, which may jeopardize architects’ creative designs in the near future.
Burj Dubai: Life Safety and Crisis Response Planning Enhancements
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Jon M. Evenson & Aaron F. Vanney, RJA
This paper will review the Crisis Response Plan and Life Safety enhancements that are currently being developed to assist the Burj Dubai Management Team in managing various crises. Readers will gain an understanding of the challenges facing the Burj…
Fire Engineering Supertall: A New Approach to Escape
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Martin J. Kealy, Schirmer Engineering Corp.
This paper addresses some of the main fire protection engineering challenges associated with designing the tallest structures in the world by using super tall projects in three locations as case studies.
Redefining Egress Capacity - All in Good Time
Oct 2003 – CIB / CTBUH Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; James D Amy, Rolf Jensen & Associates
Present day codes require that buildings satisfy egress capacity requirements that have only the most tenuous of connections to egress time. In any emergency, time is a key factor and knowing whether the risk to occupants will exceed an unacceptable…
The Continuous Information Stream - Leading Occupants to Safety with Photoluminescent Safety Way Guidance Systems and Signage
Oct 2003 – CIB / CTBUH Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; James D Amy, Rolf Jensen & Associates
Presently, codes and standards address emergency lighting, safety way guidance systems, exits signs, and other signage as if they are unrelated. This is clearly not the case as the loss of one such component of the egress system can drastically…
Educating the Public of Safety in Tall Buildings
May 2003 – CTBUH Journal, Spring 2003; Jeffery E. Harper, RJA
Since the terrorist attacks on September 11 to the twin towers of the World Trade Center, many questions have been asked, by both building designers and the general public, regarding what could have been done differently during the design or…

Jensen Hughes Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 34 Completed7 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 18 Completed5 Under Constr.
Average Building Age 10 Years
Most Common Function office, 21 Buildings
Most Common Material Composite, 24 Buildings
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All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.

Tall Buildings Involving Jensen Hughes

The building list and facts show buildings involving Aon Fire Protection Engineering, Jensen Hughes, RBA Engineering, Rolf Jensen & Associates, Sato & Associates, Inc., Schirmer Engineering Corporation