Kim Clawson

WJE, Architect | Chicago, United States

About

An architect by training and practice, Mr. Clawson’s career is characterized by involvement in the interdisciplinary aspects of buildings, particularly the design and construction of tall buildings. Those interests and skills are utilized at Aon Fire Protection in assisting clients resolve problems with egress, passive and active fire protection, and code issues, including accessibility compliance; for projects which have included the United States, the Middle East, Asia, and South America.

He is the Chairman of the Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings, and previously served as Vice Chairman, Secretary, and Program Director of that organization. In 2005 he co-chaired and organized a full day seminar (held at the Sears Tower in Chicago) on recent developments in high rise fire and life safety. In 2011 he co-chaired a seminar on building movement of tall buildings, and a symposium on…

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21 September 2012

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Considerations and Challenges for Refuge Areas in Tall Buildings

Within the last two decades, concentrating all or many occupants from many floors of a tall building onto refuge floors during an emergency has become...

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16 September 2014

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Tall and Supertall Atria for Sustainable Buildings

Ervin Cui, Alberto Alvarez-Rodriguez, Kim Clawson & Dan O’Connor, AON

The continual increasing height of supertall buildings is being accompanied by interior sky gardens interspersed throughout the heights of the buildings. Increased urban density and...

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19 September 2012

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Considerations and Challenges for Refuge Areas in Tall Buildings

Daniel Connor & Ervin Cui, Aon Fire Protection Engineering Corporation; Kim Clawson, Clawson Consultants Ltd.

Within the last two decades, concentrating all or many occupants of many floors of a tall building onto refuge floors during an emergency has become...