Richard Bukowski

Laurel, United States

About

Mr. Bukowski is a Senior Consultant with the Baltimore office of Rolf Jensen and Associates. He joined RJA in 2009 on retiring from the federal government (NIST) after 35 years as a research fire protection engineer. His responsibilities included coordination with the U.S. and international building regulatory and technical standards communities as they considered changes based on the research conducted by the agency.

Current work with RJA includes projects worldwide that involve code compliance such as performance-based design, fire hazard and fire risk analysis, fire alarm systems, mass notification systems, fire modeling, transportation systems, and fire protected elevator systems for egress and fire service access.

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05 March 2008

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Emergency Egress from Ultra Tall Buildings

Richard Bukowski, NIST proposed performance objectives that are both practical and reasonable to meet both safety goals and the needs of building occupants at the...

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01 August 2010

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International Applications of Elevators for Fire Service Access and Occupant Egress in Fires

Richard W. Bukowski, RJA

Despite the absence of technical standards, tall buildings worldwide are incorporating elevators for occupant evacuation to achieve significant reductions in total evacuation times. Requirements include...

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03 March 2008

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Emergency Egress from Ultra Tall Buildings

Richard W. Bukowski, NIST Building and Fire Research Laboratory,

The purpose of this paper is to begin such a discussion and to propose performance objectives that are both practical and reasonable to meet both...