Brian Kuhn Jr., P.E.

Consultant

With more than 12 years of experience in the industry, Brian focuses on providing innovative solutions to design and construction challenges that have an impact on fire protection and life safety. He collaborates closely with clients to develop prescriptive code compliance strategies and offers alternative performance-based solutions to complex compliance issues that meet the needs of all stakeholders. In working with clients and Authorities Having Jurisdiction, Brian strives to provide prompt communication and timely deliverables that advance both the client’s goals and occupant safety.

A responsive, solutions-driven consultant who is attentive to client and project needs, Brian takes pride in his ability to convey a wide range of technical information in logical and easy-to-understand ways. Aside from building and life safety code compliance, Brian’s interests and specialties include mass timber construction, smoke control systems, fire modeling, structural fire resistance, and façade flammability hazards. His work has focused on industrial, transportation, mixed-use commercial, assembly, and high-end residential project types.

What is something that colleagues and clients might not know about you?

I am an RYT200-certified yoga instructor.

Education

  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Master of Science, Fire Protection Engineering
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering

Registrations

Registered Fire Protection Engineer: MA, DC, CA, NH, RI, ME, NJ, MD, VA, NC, IL, AZ

Professional Affiliations

  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)
    New England Chapter, first vice president for programming
  • ASTM International
    Member, Committee E05 on Fire Standards

Articles

  • “Smoke Control: Getting It Right,” Construction Specifier, December 2016
  • “Building Enclosure Design Considerations with NFPA 285,” co-authored with A. Jeffrey, The Journal of Building Enclosure Design, Summer 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • “Up in Flames: An Examination of Exterior Façade Fires in High-Rise Buildings,” Society of Fire Protection Engineers New England Chapter, Norwood, Mass., November 2017
  • “Sprinklers in Wood-Frame Construction: What Architects and Engineers Need to Know,” WoodWorks Wood Solutions Fairs in Dallas, Texas, March 2017 and Charlotte, NC, November 2017

With more than 12 years of experience in the industry, Brian focuses on providing innovative solutions to design and construction challenges that have an impact on fire protection and life safety. He collaborates closely with clients to develop prescriptive code compliance strategies and offers alternative performance-based solutions to complex compliance issues that meet the needs of all stakeholders. In working with clients and Authorities Having Jurisdiction, Brian strives to provide prompt communication and timely deliverables that advance both the client’s goals and occupant safety.

A responsive, solutions-driven consultant who is attentive to client and project needs, Brian takes pride in his ability to convey a wide range of technical information in logical and easy-to-understand ways. Aside from building and life safety code compliance, Brian’s interests and specialties include mass timber construction, smoke control systems, fire modeling, structural fire resistance, and façade flammability hazards. His work has focused on industrial, transportation, mixed-use commercial, assembly, and high-end residential project types.

What is something that colleagues and clients might not know about you?

I am an RYT200-certified yoga instructor.