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Appendix B Workshop Agenda WORKSHOP TO IDENTIFY INNOVATIVE RESEARCH NEEDS TO FOSTER IMPROVED FIRE SAFETY IN THE UNITED STATES April 15-16, 2002 Washington, D.C. MONDAY, April 15 8:00 a.m. Continental breakfast 8:30 Welcoming Remarks: Workshop Objectives and Agenda Richard G. Little, Director, Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment David A. Lucht, Chair, Committee to Identify Innovative Research Needs to Foster Improved Fire Safety in the United States, Wochester Polytechnic Institute Peter Chang, National Science Foundation 8:45 Fire Safety Issues in the United States—an Overview John Lyons, Director, U.S. Army Research Lab (retired) 9:30 Earthquake Engineering—A Possible Model of Success for Fire Safety Engineering William Anderson, National Research Council 10:00 Break 10:30 Fire and Explosion Issues Moderator: Fred Dryer, Princeton University Simulation of Building Fires—Howard Baum, NIST
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Explosion Phenomena—Bob Zalosh, WPI Flammability of Liquids and Gases—Fred Dryer, Princeton 11:15 Moderated Panel Discussion 12 noon Lunch (in meeting room) 1:00 p.m. Materials and Retardant Issues Moderator: Eli Pearce, Polytechnic University Performance of Polymer and Composite Materials—Judy Riffle, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Jack Lesko, Virginia Polytechnic Institute Possibilities for Fire Retardant Materials—Ed Weil, Polytechnic University Thermal Decomposition of Solids—Takashi Kashiwagi, NIST 2:00 Moderated Panel Discussion 3:00 Break 3:15 Fire Protection Systems Moderator: Ken Dungan, Risk Technologies, LLC Fire Signatures—Dan Gottuk, Hughes Associates Alternate Sensors—Susan Rose-Pehrsson, NRL Suppression—Anthony Hamins, NIST 4:00 Moderated Panel Discussion 5:00 Recess for the day TUESDAY, April 16 8:00 a.m. Continental breakfast 8:30 Fire Protection Engineering Tools Moderator: Fred Mowrer, University of Maryland Deterministic Models—Jim Quintiere, UMD Probabilistic Methods in Deterministic Models—Nathan Siu, USNRC Suppression Models—Kevin McGrattan, NIST
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9:15 Moderated Panel Discussion 10:00 Break 10:30 Structural Performance Issues Moderator: Craig Beyler, Hughes Associates, Inc. Fire Severity—Jim Milke, UMD Structural Dynamics—Bob Iding, WJE High-Performance Materials—Venkatesh Kodur, NRC Canada 11:15 Moderated Panel Discussion 12 noon Lunch 12:30 p.m. Human Behavior Issues Moderator: William Feinberg, University of Cincinnati Understanding Human Behavior in Stressful Situations—Guylene Proulx, NRCC Available Data and Input into Models—Rita Fahy, NFPA Human Factors Contributions to Building Evacuation Research and Systems Design: Opportunities and Obstacles—Jake Pauls/Norman Groner 1:15 Moderated Panel Discussion 2:00 Public Policy Issues Moderator: Beth Tubbs, International Conference of Building Officials Risk and Data Needs for Performance-Based Codes—Brian Meacham, ARUP Fire Service Perspective—Chuck Kime, ASU Research to Practice—Paul Croce, FM 2:45 Moderated Panel Discussion 3:30 Smart Growth for Fire Safety What are big opportunities for breakthroughs in research? What kind of impact will they have?
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What are the keys need in education, training, and technology transfer? What is the role of NSF and other agencies and institutions? 5:30 Adjourn
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