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Striking a Balance – Fire Protection and Historic Buildings

This webinar will present a wholistic approach to fire protection addressing occupancy, building construction, fire detection, and fire suppression and how they are applied together to achieve a safe building while retaining character and fabric in historic buildings. Specific case studies will be presented to reinforce the concepts of fire detection and suppression.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand a holistic approach to fire protection
  2. Understand the need to develop a clear approach to developing and presenting alternative methods for fire protection in historic buildings
  3. Understand different approaches to fire detection
  4. Understand different appraoches to fire suppression


  • Cheryl Domnitch, Senior Fire Protection Engineer, Hughes Associates
  • Kurt Schindler, AIA, LEED® AP, Principal, ELS Architecture and Urban Design