14 Jun MARK HOPKINS, PE, FSFPE TO PRESENT AT CAPITAL REGION FIRE SPRINKLER ASSOCIATION’S 2022 DEVELOPED FOR THE INSPECTOR TRAINING SERIES ON JUNE 15
Mark Hopkins, PE, FSFPE will be speaking at the Capital Region Fire Sprinkler Association’s (CRFSA) 2022 Developed for the Inspector training series on Wednesday, June 15 in Fairfax, Virginia. Mark’s presentation, entitled “Reconstruction of the Trade Towers Fire Protection Systems,” will offer fire inspectors from Northern Virginia, Washington, DC, and Maryland a look at the performance of the water-based fire protection systems in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
Mark’s presentation is based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) NCSTAR 1-4B report, Fire Suppression Systems: Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster, that he co-authored in 2005. The work documented in the report was performed in support of the investigation of active fire protection systems. Specifically, this effort involved documentation and evaluation of the automatic sprinkler and standpipe/pre-connected hose systems and their associated water supplies in WTC 1, 2, and 7.
CRFSA’s 2022 Developed for the Inspector training series focuses on providing high level presentations from industry subject matter experts with programs centered around water-based fire protection system.
In his role as regional director and senior fire protection engineer at TERPconsulting, Mark brings nearly 30 years of experience in all aspects of fire protection engineering. Prior to joining TERPconsulting in 2020, Mark was Vice President of Engineering at the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) where he oversaw the operations of the engineering department and was the chief technical expert on fire sprinkler systems for the national trade organization.
Previously, Mark worked for Hughes Associates, Inc., which later became Jensen Hughes, for 18 years. He designed fire protection systems (including sprinkler systems, water mist systems, water spray systems, fire alarm and mass notification systems, clean agent systems), conducted hazards assessments, forensic engineering examinations, litigation support, corrosion investigations, and consulted on life safety and building code issues for a variety of occupancies. A graduate of the University of Maryland, Mark was appointed to SFPE’s Fellows of the Society in 2021.