James Antell

Telgian Engineering & Consulting, LLC, Regional Practice Leader | Chicago, United States

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James Antell AIA, PE, has over 35 years of fire engineering experience acting as an advisor to design teams and building owners on compliance with local and international fire safety codes and standards.

His experience includes development of fire protection design strategies using both code and performance based approaches as well as other special studies related to specific code compliance issues. He has negotiated acceptance of alternative fire protection approaches with regulatory officials throughout the world. Mr. Antell’s specific areas of concentration include high-rise buildings, public assembly facilities and healthcare.

Mr. Antell’s global high-rise fire engineering experience includes many of the world’s tallest structures including projects in the U.S., Asia and the Middle East. He is a recognized expert in high-rise fire safety design. He has lectured worldwide on high-rise…

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CTBUH Roles

Working Group: MEP (2018 – Present)

MEP Systems Committee, Member (2018 – Present)

Annual Conference, Presenter (Middle East 2018)

Annual Conference, Poster Presenter, Chicago (2019)

Videos

16 September 2014

As a result of the events of September 11th and other natural and man-made disasters, building owners, designers and fire officials have become increasingly aware...

Research

28 October 2019

Peter Weismantle, AS+GG; James Antell, Telgian Engineering & Consulting

As international design teams participated in the development of high-rise structures around the world, many of the concepts of fire-safe design first introduced in the...

Research

16 September 2014

Fang Li, James Antell & Martin Reiss, RJA Group

As a result of the events of September 11th and other natural and man-made disasters, building owners, designers and fire officials have become increasingly aware...