Seminars: Session Details

Session F4
High-rise Fire Code Concepts
Time & Location 3:30PM - 4:30PM | Room 319
Samuel Dannaway
Coffman Engineers

This presentation will provide a brief history of building code development concerning high-rise buildings and will review current building code requirements. We will also discuss what to expect from the upcoming building code amendments concerning high-rise design. Considering the rapid growth of high-rise development here on Oahu, the increasing complexity of their design, the increased attention given to building enclosure systems and building materials, and the large number of non-conforming high-rise buildings here on Oahu, the discussion is relevant and very timely.

After over 30 years as president and chief fire protection at S. S. Dannaway Associates, Inc., Sam Dannaway, PE, FSFPE, joined Coffman Engineers, Inc. as its vice president, fire protection technology, in May 2016 when Coffman Engineers acquired his firm. During his career Dannaway has made significant contributions to the fire safety of Hawaii’s built environment through building design and through support of fire protection education of Hawaii’s engineers, fire service and fire protection community.