The panel of 28 will advise on fire dynamics and firefighting tactics in multi-story residential structures.

Pennsylvania, May 23, 2024: Mason Brandt, P.E., Director of Structural Engineering at Quality Buildings of Lancaster, PA, was appointed to the Technical Panel to advise on fire dynamics and firefighting tactics in multi-story residential structures. The research project is being conducted by the Fire Safety Research Institute (FSRI), part of UL Research Institutes.

The FSRI panel is made up of high caliber members with over 600 applicants having applied from all over the country. Brandt’s participation provides a unique perspective: the combination of volunteering as a firefighter, working part-time as a firefighter/EMT, working as a fire instructor, and experience as a structural engineer for wood and timber buildings are what qualified him to participate on the panel. His background and expertise will be invaluable to the project, and Brandt is glad to be a part of it.

“I’m grateful to have the opportunity to work with an outstanding group of people as part of this technical panel. Continued study of fire dynamics and structural performance will have positive outcomes for public safety, developing firefighter training programs, and future versions of building codes.”

Mason Brandt, P.E.

According to FSRI, members were chosen based on a comprehensive evaluation of factors including fire service experience, geographic representation, department size, department type, and areas of expertise. FSRI’s goal was to assemble a highly diverse panel capable of providing varied perspectives and insights.

For more information about Mason Brandt’s appointment, or to learn more about Brandt’s role as both a Structural Engineer and his fire service experience, contact Quality Buildings.

Quality Building is based in Lancaster, PA and offers complete turnkey mass timber and wood framing solutions to developers, architects, builders, and general contractors in the Mid-Atlantic region and nationally. Founded in 2008, Quality Buildings has been committed to building the future – one client, one vision, and one project at a time. Our award-winning projects and continued innovation have provided us with a reputation for quality and excellence.