Fire & Life Safety Challenges in Colleges & University Research Laboratories - 2/8/16 SFPE Socal Chapter Meeting

  • 08 Feb 2016
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Monterey Hill Restaurant, 3700 Ramona Blvd., Monterey Park, CA 91754


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Fire & Life Safety Challenges in Colleges & University Research Laboratories


11:30AM: Networking 

12:00PM: Introductions and lunch

12:30PM:  Presentation 

1:30PM:  Conclusion of Meeting 


Andrew J. Thul, P.E.  with Cosentini


Overview of concerns associated with fire protection, life safety and building/fire code compliance in college and university laboratories.  Discussion will include:

·         Maintaining fire/life safety while meeting energy code/green building requirements

o    Demand Control HVAC and Effects on Fire Safety

o    Alternative Methods and Performance Based Approaches

·         Hazardous Materials Analysis and Management

o    Hazardous Materials Management Planning

o    Hazardous Materials Inventory


Mr. Thul, a Senior Fire Protection Engineer and Los Angeles Office Manager, joined Cosentini, a Tetra Tech company, in 2013 to expand our Fire Engineering, Code and Life Safety group to the Greater Los Angeles/Orange County Area.   His responsibilities include growth and development of Cosentini’s presence in the Southern California Market, and providing elegant solutions to complicated fire protection engineering and building code based design problems.  Mr. Thul has a record of managing diverse teams to successful completion and resolution of sophisticated and multi-faceted design and engineering projects. 

Prior to joining Cosentini, Mr. Thul was employed as a Consultant for Rolf Jensen & Associates for five years.  He joined RJA in January of 2008 after earning his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  While attending the university, Andrew assumed roles of increasing responsibility as an Assistant to the Campus Fire Marshal and member of the CU-Fire and Life Safety Group. 

Mr. Thul has managed and participated in projects in multiple vertical markets.  He maintains a specialized focus on projects in Higher Education and Healthcare while also working on substantial projects in Hospitality, Assembly, Retail and Mixed-Use developments, as well as Manufacturing, Hazardous Occupancies/Materials/Process. Mr. Thul has worked with and managed design teams in pursuit of performance based design approaches for smoke control systems in atria, large assembly spaces and high-rise buildings. He is familiar with performance based design criteria and fire modeling.

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