22 Jan FRANCISCO KANG OF TERPCONSULTING’S NYC TEAM RECEIVES CALIFORNIA PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER (PE) LICENSE
TERPconsulting is pleased to announce that Francisco Kang has received his professional engineer (P.E.) license from California’s Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists (BPELSG). Having completed California’s licensing process, which involves a qualifying degree, industry experience, and FE exam, he joins TERPconsulting’s other 13 engineers who, as a group, are licensed in 44 states and the District of Columbia.
“I’m proud to have navigated the necessary rigors to attain this milestone in my career,” Francisco said. “Becoming a licensed fire protection engineer is an achievement that represents my commitment to the science and art of protecting communities and structures using innovation and safety.”
Francisco joined TERPconsulting’s New York City team as a fire protection consultant in 2023, bringing a specialty in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) fire modeling and experience in code consulting, fire, and egress modeling. Specifically, his experience includes analysis in the areas of atrium smoke control system design using CFD, stair and elevator pressurization system design using CONTAM, structural fire modeling using CFD, and egress modeling using Pathfinder performed across multiple jurisdictions that include Southern California, Pacific Northwest, and New York City markets.
Prior to joining TERPconsulting, Francisco managed performance-based design and fire, smoke, and egress modeling projects on the West Coast for high-profile projects in residential, business, and assembly occupancies. Services for these projects included preparing fire engineering and smoke control analyses.
Francisco’s career highlights have included performing structural fire modeling analysis on the MSG Sphere Las Vegas, performance-based design of Bangalore International Airport, atrium smoke control analysis on New York’s Moynihan Train Hall and Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall, and stair pressurization analysis for the University of California San Diego.
Francisco’s academic foundation is rooted in a master’s degree in Fire Protection Engineering and a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering, both from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. To contact Francisco, click here.