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Next Meeting – Noon Thursday September 14th 2017

3rd Annual Joint ASHRAE /ASPE Meeting

High-Rise Fire Protection

Due to their size high rise building inherently present challenges to both the occupants and first responders in the event of a fire emergency. To help mitigate these challenges high rise buildings are required to be provided with specific fire protection systems.  This presentation will discuss the definition of a high rise building; the code and standard requirements applicable to high rise buildings; the required water based fire protection systems and equipment; and the system design and installation requirements that the designer of record needs to consider to provide a design that meets the code requirements while being integrated with the building architecture and other support systems.

Presenter: Richard Alpert, PE

Mr. Alpert is a licensed Fire Protection Engineer with over 33 years of experience in the design, construction management, and commissioning of public, private and commercial projects. Mr. Alpert’s design and construction supervision experience includes projects such as high rise residential and office buildings; college and university dormitory, academic, and sports facilities; US embassy projects; hangar facilities; cold storage facilities; medical and biological research and production complexes; entertainment and sports venues; museums; and numerous DOD and DOE facilities.

In addition to his engineering career Mr. Alpert has been involved with the fire service for over 41 years and has served in many leadership positions within local fire departments including Vice President and Chief.  He holds several national certifications including Plans Reviewer and Fire Officer II.

Mr. Alpert has been instrumental in the establishment and implementation of in-house staff training with a focus on continuous improvement and quality control and has lectured to both public and private agencies and professional conventions on these subjects.  He has also authored national articles.

Location: Clark Nexsen

Suite 1400

4525 Main Street

Virginia Beach / Town Center 23462

Free Parking in the Parking Deck

Map Link Below

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Meal and Networking  11:30 -Noon

Meeting Noon – 1:00 PM

Please RSVP to help us with an accurate meal count.

See you there!


$20.00 for  members, engineers and designers.

$25.00 non-members