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Richard Gallagher of Zurich Risk Enginering presented the morning keynote at the Fire Protection Research Foundation’s SUPDET 2010 where he summarized the presentations of the previous day. On Wednesday, seven leading engineering firms presented their ideas on how best to protect a high challenge warehouse from fire. During his talk, Mr. Gallagher looked at the differences and similarities amongst the approaches put forward. He further looked at the design challenges of these types of facilities such as water sources, environmental concerns and the hazard of commodities in warehouses. Mr. Gallagher presented a one-slide snapshot of each firms approach and concluded with a discussion of next steps and further issues for future consideration as they relate to research, technology and codes and standards.
View Mr. Gallagher's keynote address (PDF, 495 KB) or watch his presentation online. Click on the first slide below to get started.
- Lorraine Carli , NFPA Vice President of Communications