Topic: Fire Safety and the Future of Transportation: From Hyperloops to Personal Drones
Date: January 14, 2019
Location: Grand Long Beach Events Center, 4101 E Willow St., Long Beach, CA 90815
NOTE: NEW LOCATION
12:00PM: Introductions and lunch
1:30PM: Conclusion of Meeting
Noah Ryder, P.E. - Fire & Risk Alliance, LLC
As our cities become more crowded, traffic becomes increasingly worse, and the world desires to become more connected innovations in transportation are inevitable. While the reality of a “Jetson” like world hasn’t been realized to date, improvements in technology and pricing are making that reality closer every day. NY to LA in 3 hrs is still a dream but one that is closer with the idea of the Hyperloop. A flying car that can pick you up and take you to work is also within reach. These technological capabilities often outpace the safety considerations, in particular fire safety. As a result we often behave in a retro-active manner instead of pro-actively. This presentation will discuss new transportation concepts presently in development, those on the horizon, and the fire and life safety challenges that must be addressed.
For nearly 20 years Noah Ryder has focused on understanding fire and explosion phenomena and their interaction with both the built and natural environment. He concentrates on how safety can be improved at a facility through the use of computational fluid dynamics modeling, quantitative risk assessments, hazard evaluations, and performance-based design. His knowledge and experience has been used globally within the process industries, oil and gas industry (on and off-shore), mining operations, manufacturing facilities, as well as large commercial, residential, and assisted-care facilities. He is a Licensed Fire Protection Engineer and has a BS and MS degrees from the University of Maryland’s Department of Fire Protection Engineering, and an MBA from the R.H. Smith Business School. He is currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program in Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
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