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National Fire Protection Association 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 Joins Chicago Seminar on Mass Timber Buildings

CTBUH Joins Chicago Seminar on Mass Timber Buildings

8 Jun 2017, Event Report – CTBUH joined a CCHRB seminar on "The Heavy Timber High Rise: Building Tall with…

CTBUH 2015 New York Conference Silver Sponsor

26-30 Oct 2015, Conference Sponsor – After a post-recession hiatus in tall building construction in many…

National Fire Protection Association 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 Joins Chicago Seminar on Mass Timber Buildings
8 Jun 2017, Chicago – Event Report
CTBUH joined a CCHRB seminar on "The Heavy Timber High Rise: Building Tall with Wood in the 21st Century," focused on new applications of wood as a structural material.
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.
NFPA Releases Tall-Building Action Plan Guide
Mar 2014, Boston – CTBUH-Related News
The National Fire Protection Association’s High-Rise Building Safety Advisory Committee has recently completed and published a new document.
CTBUH 2008 Dubai Conference Bronze 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.

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Kathleen Almand

Kathleen Almand

CTBUH Working Group: Fire Performance of Façades, 2017 – Present
Boston, United States

Robert Solomon

Robert Solomon

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2008
Boston, United States

CTBUH Resources Involving National Fire Protection Association

Measuring Optimum and Code-Plus Design Criteria for the High Rise Environment

5 Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai
Robert Solomon, NFPA

Emerging Issues for Fire Safety in Tall Buildings: A view from the NFPA HRBSAC and FPRF

26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City
Kathleen Almand & Robert Solomon, National Fire Protection Association

Measuring Optimum and Code-Plus Design Criteria For the High Rise Environment

Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai
Robert Solomon, National Fire Protection Association

Balancing Life Safety with the Historic Preservation of Tall Buildings

Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference
Milosh Puchovsky, NFPA

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Papers/Research

Emerging Issues for Fire Safety in Tall Buildings: A view from the NFPA HRBSAC and FPRF
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Kathleen Almand & Robert Solomon, National Fire Protection Association
As the global urban landscape witnesses a resurgence of the skyscraper, NFPA and its affiliated Research Foundation, are exploring emerging safety challenges and solutions. The release of the Guidelines for Developing Emergency Action Plans for All-…
Measuring Optimum and Code-Plus Design Criteria For the High Rise Environment
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Robert Solomon, National Fire Protection Association
LLSD is one model that can be considered by developers, owners and the design community to measure the impact of providing some redundant system, feature or enhancement to advance the level of safety.
Balancing Life Safety with the Historic Preservation of Tall Buildings
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Milosh Puchovsky, NFPA
Balancing life safety with historic preservation goals in historic buildings presents unique challenges. These challenges are further compounded when the historic building is also a tall building.
Qualitative Versus Quantitative Aspects of Performance-Based Regulations
Oct 2003 – CTBUH / CIB Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; Douglas Beller, NFPA International; Greg Foliente, CSIRO Building; Brian Meacham, Arup
Performance-based codes distinguish themselves from their prescriptive counterparts by specifying objectives (or goals) and functional requirements (also, functional statements or objectives), which are qualitative, and either specifying or…
Evacuation of the World Trade Center: What Went Right?
Oct 2003 – CTBUH / CIB Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; Guylène Proulx, National Research Council Canada; Rita F. Fahy, National Fire Protection Association
The evacuation of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 was not the first evacuation of the 100-storey high towers. Partial and full evacuations had taken place on other occasions. One particular event was the full evacuation of the two towers…
Fire Protection Engineering: Where are We Heading from Here? A Look at Present and Future Research Agendas in Tall Buildings
Oct 2003 – CTBUH 2003 Kuala Lumpur Conference; Robert Solomon, National Fire Protection Association
The safety of occupants in the tall building environment has been a primary concern since multiple story buildings were advocated. As new structures “towered” to 10 stories (100ft; 31m) in the late 1800’s, a natural concern was for the management of…
Hostile Acts as a Design Approach
Oct 2003 – CTBUH / CIB Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; Robert Solomon, National Fire Protection Association
The next decade will introduce a new generation of code specified criteria in building codes and life safety codes in the United States as well as other countries. This criteria will be intended to address a new realm of hazards that have previously…
Performance Code Requirements in the Tall Building Environment
Feb 2001 – CTBUH 2001 6th World Congress, Melbourne; Robert E. Solomon & Brian Hagglund, National Fire Protection Association
The US code system is now moving to incorporate performance design options as an alternative to the long established, time tested, prescriptive design that has dominated fire protection codes and standards for so many years. Numerous NFPA Technical…