Kevin J. LaMalva
Kevin J. LaMalva
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Kevin J. LaMalva, P.E. is registered as both a fire protection engineer and civil engineer, and has worked at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc. since 2007. He is Chair of the ASCE/SEI Fire Protection Committee, Expert Panel Member for NIST’s full-scale structural fire testing program, and Past President of the SFPE New England Chapter. He is also a member of the ASCE/SEI Structural Design for Fire Conditions Standards Committee, the SFPE Standards Making Committee on Fire Exposures to Structures, and the SFPE Standards Making Committee on Predicting the Thermal Performance of Fire Resistive Assemblies. He is the recipient of the 2007 SFPE Student Scholar Award and the Worcester Polytechnic Institute Stephen Salisbury Prize in 2006.

The new standard of care for structural fire protection

The frequency of uncontrolled fire exposure in engineered buildings is low due primarily to the effectiveness of fire sprinkler systems. However, certain events and/or circumstances may result in uncontrolled fire exposure that may affect a building’s structural system. During such…

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