Regulatory Policy, Risk, and Engineering Framework

The author of numerous texts and an internationally recognized expert on risk-informed, performance-based design and regulation, Professor Meacham focuses on the development of new approaches for enhancing public safety. His work has impacted the profession of fire protection engineering by influencing building regulatory decision makers in the United States and abroad.

My work requires collaboration with government agencies responsible for developing regulatory policy, particularly for performance-based building regulations. Historically, building regulations have been developed in response to catastrophic events, and developing regulations that meet societal expectations for building safety and performance, resulting in a better allocation of resources focused on critical needs.

Brian Meacham
Associate Professor

NEW RESEARCH AWARD ON FIRE PERFORMANCE

The goals of this study are to begin quantifying and addressing fire performance challenges of green or sustainable buildings as they impact firefighter safety. Learn More

2012 RESEARCH ON EARTHQUAKE FIRE PERFORMANCE

The goal of the building nonstructural components and systems (BNCS) project was to investigate earthquake performance of nonstructural building systems and post-earthquake fire performance. Learn More

 
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