Fire safety is a hands-on field and often slow to accept change. COVID-19 turned that model on its head, requiring rapid adoption of innovative tools and new ideas on how to make fire safety digital.
Some fire protection engineers are using Building Information Modeling to collaborate with architecture and construction professionals early in the design process. Virtually testing structures and running emergency scenarios online helps to save time and resources, but more importantly, results in better fire-safe environments for everyone involved.
Organizations like the Society of Fire Protection Engineers encourage further innovation in the field, plus proper training and certification.
– Melissa Price, The Engineering 100