Carl Baldassarra

Chicago, United States

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Mr. Baldassarra is Executive Vice President of Rolf Jensen & Associates, a fire protection engineering firm. He has been with RJA since 2009. He is responsible for overall management of the Chicago office, including its fire protection engineering and security consulting business units. Prior to that, he was president of another prominent fire protection engineering firm where he worked for 38 years.

Mr. Baldassarra has a B.S. degree in fire protection and safety engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and is a licensed professional engineer in several states in the US. His project portfolio includes the Willis Tower, Prudentail Plaza, the Nakeel Tower in Dubai, the Messeturm in Frankfurt and numerous other high profile projects. Many of the firm's projects required unique performance-based fire safety solutions not specified by building codes.

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28 January 2015

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Debating Tall: Tall Timber in 10 Years?

Carsten Hein, Arup; Carl Baldassarra, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates

Interest is growing in using wood as a building material for skyscrapers. Several 10-story-plus buildings have been constructed, and numerous academic, industry, and government research...