The Harrington Group

Another Great Learning Opportunity for Fire Protection Engineers

Posted on Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Calling all Fire Protection Engineers and Fire Safety Professionals! There are less than two weeks to register for the 10th Annual SFPE Greater Atlanta Chapter Fire Safety Conference. This informative conference will be held March 11 & 12th, 2014 at the Gwinnett Center located at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth, GA. The conference will offer...read the full article

Perfomance-Based Design and The Vulcan Initiative

Posted on Thursday, September 26th, 2013

As the performance-based fire protection design approach evolves, a need has surfaced to appropriately link data, tools, and methods in characterizing risk, as well as the need to develop appropriate mitigation. Recently, Rob McFeaters, one of our fire protection consultants, attended a session at the NFPA conference in Chicago that addressed this specific concern. The...read the full article

NFPA Conference Review – Design Flexibility in Managing Combustible Dust Explosion Hazards

Posted on Thursday, September 19th, 2013

In June, a few of our fire protection consultants got the chance to attend the NFPA conference in Chicago. We’ve asked that they summarize the key points from some of the sessions they attended so that we can share the information with you on our blog. Rob McFeaters attended a session called “Design Flexibility in...read the full article

NFPA Conference Review – Time Sensitive Reactive and Unstable Chemicals

Posted on Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Our most recent blog posts have focused on key points our fire protection consultants picked up at the NFPA national conference in Chicago this past June. One of our newest consultants, Rob McFeaters, attended a session called “Management of Time Sensitive Reactive and Unstable Chemicals” by Andrew Minister, Chief Fire Protection Engineer with Pacific Northwest...read the full article

How We Prepped New Fire Protection Engineers for the 2013 NFPA Conference & Expo – Industry Conferences Are a Training Opportunity

Posted on Thursday, August 1st, 2013

I was a junior studying fire protection engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) when, in 1976, I was taken to my first annual National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Conference & Expo in Boston. Bob Fitzgerald from WPI and Rex Wilson from FirePro personally took the time to explain the process at the Expo, as well...read the full article