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With UL LLC since 1989. Al is UL LLC’s Global Regulatory Services Manager and primarily works with code authorities across the globe. His group assists Authorities Having
Jurisdiction (AHJs), domestically and internationally, in resolving product acceptance issues and potential conflicts between UL requirements and installation codes, among other things. Mr. Ramirez’s previous UL assignments in conformity sys-tems were both domestic and international (Asia, Europe and Latin America) in scope. His primary international focus has been in Asia – China, Hong Kong and Taiwan and Latin America—Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Venezuela, Colombia, and Mexico, in par-ticular. His product certification portfolio includes gasoline dispensing and storage equipment, industrial control equipment, fire suppression equipment, fire operation equipment, and hazardous location equipment. Mr. Ramirez is the current Chair of NFPA 30A (Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages) and member of several Technical Committees of NFPA 30
(Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code). He has also served on Code Committees for NFPA 1 (Uniform Fire Code), and 70 (National Electrical Code - CMP 1).
Mr. Ramirez obtained his BSEE degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1989.
edo (Al) Ramir
-retired from the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety in 1998 after completing 25 years in the fire service. He was appointed Deputy Director of the Division in 1994 after serving as the first Director [State Fire Marshal] of the Division when it was created in 1993. As Deputy Director he served as the Chief Operations Officer of the Division, responsible for day-to-day operations. He was charged with administering and enforcing New
Jersey’s Uniform Fire Code. Jim joined NFPA in 2001 as regional manager, fire code office. He is responsible for expanding field
outreach and support for NFPA’s various fire codes by working with state and local officials and associations, as well as representing NFPA at code hearings and legislative sessions. He most recently served as fire service coordinator for BOCA
International, where he promoted the adoption of codes and served as a liaison between the organization and members of the fire service community.
-is a Connecticut based fire protection consultant specializing in building code, life safety code and accessibility compliance, seminar development and training, plans review, building surveys, litigation and evacuation planning. Formerly the Chief of the Technical Services Section for the Connecticut State Fire Marshal’s Office, before retiring in 1996; he is a certified Fire Marshal and Building Official, and member of numerous Technical Committees for the National Fire Protection Association in addition to being the chairperson for the Technical Committee on Building
Construction within NFPA 5000, Building Construction and Safety Code, NFPA 220 Standard on Building Construction Types, NFPA 221 Standard on Fire Walls and Fore Barrier Walls, and NFPA 101A Guide on Alternative Approaches to Life Safety. Joe is also coauthor of the National Fire Protection Association’s Performing Plan Reviews for Compliance with the Life Safety Code and contributing author to the National Fire Protection Association’s Fire Prevention Code Handbook and Fire and Life Safety Inspection Manual.
-is President of Protection Design & Consult-ing in San Diego, CA. He began his career in 1981 on the design/build side of fire sprinkler industry and founded PD&C in1995, to focus on Architectural as well as Contractor clients. His professional affiliations include
membership in NFPA, International Code Council (ICC), American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA), National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA), California Fire Prevention Officers Northern and Southern Sections, and the San Diego Fire Protection Association. He is a member of the NFPA14 and NFPA 13D/13R Technical Committees and served as Chair of the installation committee for the California State Fire Marshal’s 2009
Residential Sprinkler Code Adoption Task Group and as Co-Chair of the ICC Ad-Hoc Committee on Residential Fire Sprinklers. Over the course of his career, Steve has worked on all manner of residential, commercial/
industrial, institutional and high-rise projects in the United States, Mexico and Asia.
is a consulting fire protection engineer with a BS in fire protection engineering from the University of Maryland and is a registered professional engineer in several states. He has over 35 years experience in fire protection engineering. He is president of Carson Associates Inc, a fire protection engineering and code consulting firm in Warrenton, Virginia.
Mr. Carson is active in code development serving on various national code
development committees since 1977. He serves on the NFPA Safety to Life Committee that is responsible for NFPA 101, Life Safety Code®, is chairperson of the Technical Committee on Fundamentals of NFPA 101, and is former secretary for NFPA 5000, the NFPA Building Construction and Safety Code. Mr. Carson has over 30 years experience instructing fire protection and safety code seminars including former instructor for the OSHA Training Institute and for the National Fire Protection Association Life Safety Code® seminars.
-Mr. Carson has co-authored three books all published by the National Fire Protection Association; Fire Protection Systems, Inspection, Testing and Maintenance in its fourth edition, 2013, Safety Manager’s Guide to Fire Protection, 2004, and Performing Plan Reviews for Life Safety Code Compliance, 2012. Among several articles in professional journals, Mr. Carson writes a regular column in the NFPA “Journal” entitled “In Compliance”. Mr. Carson has received two awards from the National Fire Protection Association for his work on national code writing committees; the “Committee Service Award” in 1998 and the “Standards Medal” in 2003.
P.E., FSFPE, is President of Koffel Associates, a fire protection and life safety engineering design and consulting firm, recognized as an expert in the fire protection and life safety aspects of codes and standards.
Headquartered in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area in the USA, the firm provides consulting; engineering design & construction administration; codes & standards development; seminar
development & training; product testing & evaluation / representation; and
litigation support to public and private clients worldwide. William is active in the
development process of the industry’s governing codes, standards and design guidelines including International Code Council (ICC), National Fire Protection As-sociation (NFPA), Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) and Underwriters Laboratory (UL). A former code official with the Mary-land State Fire Marshal’s Office, he is a Past President of the SFPE.
-William is a member of the following NFPA Technical Committees:
•Automatic Sprinkler System Correlating Committee
•Building Construction and Safety Code Correlating Committee
•Commissioning of Fire Protection Systems •Electronic Computer Systems
•Fire Doors and Windows
•Fire Marshal Professional Qualifications •Fixed Guideway Transit and Passenger Rail Systems
•Hazard and Risk of Contents and Furnishings •Health Care Facilities Correlating
•Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems (Chair) •Life Safety Correlating Committee (Chair) oAlternative Approaches to Life Safety (Past Chair)
oDetention and Correctional Occupancies oFire Protection Features
oHealth Care Occupancies oMeans of Egress (Past Chair) •Smoke Management Systems •Sprinkler System Discharge Criteria
Yeo Swee Khiank
Education & Technical Training
Master of Fire Safety Engineering, University of Western Sydney, 2006
Bachelor of Engineering – Mechanical, Honours, Nanyang Technological University, 1995
Professional & Association Memberships Registered Fire Safety Engineer, Singapore Civil Defence Force, Registration No. 52 Practicing Professional Engineer
(Mechanical), Singapore Professional Engineers Board, Registration No. 3671 Work Experience
Sereca Fire Consulting Pte. Ltd 2010 – Present Principal - Regional Manager Responsible for delivering fire safety engineering services for Sereca’s Singapore office. Supports and coordinates with other engineers within Sereca as part of an integrated international team. Conducts fire safety engineering or fire hazard analysis for Terminal 3 of Singapore Changi Airport, Training Facility in Seletar Airport, International Cruise Terminal, Sentosa Gateway Tunnel, Singapore General
Hospital, Singapore Turf Club, tank farm in Jubail and warehouse/workshop projects. Reviews design documents, plans and specifications of fire safety provisions, fire protection and ventilation systems for Mamaray Metro, Kolkata Metro, Hyderabad Metro, Jaipur Metro and Catering facility of New Doha International Airport. Develop fire safety requirements and review fire safety design documents for Klang Valley MRT.
-Conducts fire engineering and tunnel ventilation studies using simulation tools such as computational fluid dynamics, evacuation simulation and subway environment simulation. Conduct fire forensic investigations.
CPG Consultants Pte Ltd 2008 – 2010 Vice President, M&E Lead a team of M&E engineers to design E&M and fire engineering systems for Gali Batu Depot for DTL 2 and for Sentosa Gateway Tunnels. Design member for mechanical ventilation and tunnel
ventilation systems for Mamaray Rail Tunnel Project in Istanbul. Lead a team of M&E engineers for tender bid of Tai Seng Facility Building for Down Town Line 3.
Civil Defence Department of State of Qatar 2006 – 2008
Senior Fire Safety Engineer
Reviewed fire safety plans for architectural, fire protection, air-conditioning & Mechanical Ventilation and LPG system adopting prescriptive requirements and reviewed performance-based fire safety submissions. Drafted fire safety requirements and codes that included performance-based submission procedures and framework, single exit for low-rise apartments, combustible materials for external wall, fire appliance access,
fire command centre, refugee floor, smoke-free approach to staircase, rising main, etc.
Reviewed building and fire safety products allowed to be used in Qatar.
Land Transport Authority of Singapore 2000– 2006
Executive Engineer, Mechanical Services Conducted fire engineering studies using simulation tools (Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) and Subway Environment Simulation (SES)) for electrical substation under Boon Lay Extension viaduct, transit tunnels of Circle Line in
Singapore. Responsible for the development of conceptual and detailed design of the normal and emergency ventilation systems which involve the use of performance-based
approach, in mass transit depot for Circle Line in Singapore.
Responsible for the development of
conceptual and detailed design of the normal and emergency ventilation systems which involve the use of performance-based
approach, in mass transit depot for Circle Line in Singapore. Responsible for the development of conceptual and detailed design of the environmental control systems in Circle Line Stage 4 and 5 in Singapore. Responsible for feasibility study of fire services, normal and emergency ventilation systems in Orchard Underground Mall in Singapore.
Coordinate the development of mechanical and electrical designs in Circle Line Stage 4 and 5 in Singapore and preparation of tender bids for electromechanical systems for MRT project in Cairo. Responsible for the
conceptual design for tunnel ventilation system in Woodsville Interchange Road Tunnel in Singapore.
United Project Consultants Private Limited 1995 – 2000
Responsible for the designs and supervision of construction of the mechanical and
electrical services in residential, office, commercial, school developments. Sony Display Device Pte Ltd 1995 CRT Design Engineer
Commuter characteristics in mass rapid transit stations in Singapore