Paul J. Moan, P.E.

Consultant

Paul excels at creatively addressing project challenges and providing performance-based design solutions where the application of prescriptive code approaches do not meet the design and safety needs of the project. His technical specialties include egress modeling for large assembly and transportation projects, structural steel fire-resistance rating simulations, and smoke-control models for atria tenability. Paul particularly enjoys collaborating with design teams, owners, and Authorities Having Jurisdiction to develop safe and compliant approaches that satisfy architectural intent, feasibility, and occupant safety.

Paul’s experience includes projects for higher education, healthcare, residential, and transportation clients as well as a variety of laboratory buildings such as research and development facilities, manufacturing buildings, and educational laboratories. He focuses on understanding the code compliance challenges these occupancies can present based on their high chemical usage and the necessary coordination between numerous applicable codes and standards. Paul is skilled at clearly communicating technical concepts to clients and interfacing with building and fire officials to bring projects to successful fruition.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Seeing the successful completion of design challenges that include multi-disciplinary coordination in conjunction with alternative approaches. I take pride in delivering a single, cohesive solution that is agreeable to all stakeholders from a cost, design, safety, and usability perspective.

Education

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

Registrations

Registered Fire Protection Engineer: MA, MI

Professional Affiliations

  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Understanding Types of Construction,” Southeastern Massachusetts Building Officials Association, Taunton, Mass., August 2018
  • “Fire Protection System Permitting,” Waltham Fire Department, Waltham, Mass., June 2018
  • “Existing Building Code Thresholds,” Boston Society of Architects, Boston, Mass., June 2018

Paul excels at creatively addressing project challenges and providing performance-based design solutions where the application of prescriptive code approaches do not meet the design and safety needs of the project. His technical specialties include egress modeling for large assembly and transportation projects, structural steel fire-resistance rating simulations, and smoke-control models for atria tenability. Paul particularly enjoys collaborating with design teams, owners, and Authorities Having Jurisdiction to develop safe and compliant approaches that satisfy architectural intent, feasibility, and occupant safety.

Paul’s experience includes projects for higher education, healthcare, residential, and transportation clients as well as a variety of laboratory buildings such as research and development facilities, manufacturing buildings, and educational laboratories. He focuses on understanding the code compliance challenges these occupancies can present based on their high chemical usage and the necessary coordination between numerous applicable codes and standards. Paul is skilled at clearly communicating technical concepts to clients and interfacing with building and fire officials to bring projects to successful fruition.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Seeing the successful completion of design challenges that include multi-disciplinary coordination in conjunction with alternative approaches. I take pride in delivering a single, cohesive solution that is agreeable to all stakeholders from a cost, design, safety, and usability perspective.