Jeffrey Harper

Jensen Hughes, Vice President | Chicago, United States


Mr. Harper is a degreed fire protection engineer from the University of Maryland. He has been a licensed professional engineer for 28 years and has worked with JENSEN HUGHES, Inc. for 30 years, working as a firefighter paramedic for 10 years prior to that. Jeff is currently a vice president and senior consultant located in Chicago.

Jeff has worked on many projects developing fire and life safety programs, evaluating code compliance and developing equivalent approaches. He helped develop the SFPE Guide to Fire Protection in Very Tall Buildings and is now part of the technical committee updating and creating the next Edition. He is active on the Chicago Committee for High Rise Buildings (CCHRB) and the Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). His tall building experience includes Burj Khalifa and Kingdom Tower, among others.

Jeff has worked on loss investigations and failure…

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Awards Fire & Risk Engineering Jury (2020; 2021)

Fire & Life Safety Committee, Member (2017 – Present)