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This year’s Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings (CCHRB) annual scholarship seminar will focus on recent changes and forthcoming developments in high rise fire and life safety.
As a current member of CCHRB, ESD Senior Managing Director Mehdi Jalayerian and ESD Studio Leader for High Performance Buildings Tyler Jensen will be presenting “High Rise Fires – State of the Art in Stack Effect Mitigation and Smoke Management.”
Jalayerian says there have been several significant advancements in understanding of stack effect mitigation in high rise buildings and its impact on building operations and specific to smoke management during a fire event. He says the presentation will also focus on applications of stack effect theories and guidelines as they relate to smoke management systems.
Jalayerian and Jensen will also demonstrate the software tool CONTAM that can be used to simulate building pressures and airflows during different operating conditions. Jensen says using a sample tall building modeled in CONTAM, they will evaluate multiple stair and elevator pressurization system configurations to establish architectural and smoke management system best practices.
Registration for the June 15 is open to CCHRB members, non-members, and students. A certificate of four hours of continuing education learning units will be available upon request.
Mehdi Jalayerian also serves on the Advisory Group for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. He and Tyler Jensen freely share their expert knowledge of high-rise and supertall buildings with industry professionals and organizations like CCHRB and CTBUH to promote ESD’s mission to improve society through the built environment.
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