Investing in WPI Fire Protection Engineering

A new fire protection engineering facility at WPI is being sponsored in part by Honeywell Life Safety, a division of Honeywell International, and UTC Fire & Security. The state-of-the-art WPI Fire Protection Engineering Lab, a new facility still in the conceptual phase, is expected to house activities related to combustion and explosion, fire and materials, policy and risk, suppression, wildland-urban interface fires, and engineering tools to support the fire service. The Fundamentals Lab will be named for Honeywell Life Safety, and the Building Systems area in the Performance Lab will be named for UTC Fire & Security. Chicagobased Rolf Jensen & Associates, AON Fire Protection Engineering Corporation, and Wormtown Brewery are also supporting the new lab.