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PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS


"Fundamentals of Fire Protection Systems", National Association of Women in Construction, Philadelphia, PA, October, 1990.

"Sprinkler System Conceptual Design", IFEMTA Risk Management Conference, King of Prussia, PA, September, 1993.

"Fire Dynamics Primer" and "Atrium Design Issues", AIA Central Pennsylvania Seminar: Integrating Life Safety Concepts into Architecture, Harrisburg, PA, June, 1995.

"Fundamentals of Smoke Production and Movement", Pennsylvania Facilities Managers Association 1995 Fall Conference, October, 1995.

"The Use of a Risk-Based Engineering Method in the Analysis of Alternative Levels of Building Fire Safety", International Conference on Performance-Based Codes and Fire Safety Design Methods, September, 1996.

"Current Trends in Performance-Based Design", Hospital Engineers Association of Delaware Valley Trade Show and Seminar, April, 1997.

"Performance-Based Codes" and "Performance Design & Fire Fundamentals", AIA Central Pennsylvania Seminar: Integrating Life Safety Concepts into Architecture, Part II, Lancaster, PA, April, 1997.

"Cultural Considerations on Fire Safety Design in the 21st Century", Second International Conference on Firesafety Design in the 21st Century, Worcester, MA, June, 1999.

"The Future of Codes and Fire and Life Safety Design", Presentation to the Philadelphia Fire Department, December 14, 2001.

"It is a People Business: Developing a Design Process to Balance Concerns of Diverse Stakeholders in the Planning of Cultural Institution Facilities", Co-Presented with Walter Crimm, AIA,  Vice President, Cultural Practice, EwingCole  at the 2004 National Conference on Cultural Property Protection, Sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution, February 10, 2004. 

"Performance Based Fire Protection Design", The Thirty-Sixth Annual Safety & Education Seminar, Philadelphia Fire Department, June 10, 2004.

"Beyond Traditional Inspection and Testing of Fire Alarm Systems", Consulting-Specifying Engineer, May, 2004.

"What’s at Risk?", Consulting-Specifying Engineer, September, 2005.

"Fire Protection Professionals in A/E Project Management", National Fire Protection Association World Safety Conference, Boston MA, June 2007.

Mr. Kimmel contributed in the preparation of a manuscript covering current methods involved with computer generated sprinkler hydraulics calculations. This information will be published within the second edition of "Sprinkler Hydraulics" by Harold S. Wass, Jr. of IRM Insurance.

Mr. Kimmel participated in the Spring and Fall 1995 Continuing Education Program for the New Jersey Code Enforcement Officials, sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and Rutgers, The State University.  The one day seminar entitled "Sprinkler/Standpipe Hydraulic Calculation Review" was prepared including an extensive seminar workbook with hydraulic calculation example problems.


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