Have an attendance code? Sign In to enter it. This live web event has ended. Thank you for attending. Contributors Darlene Rini, P.E. Darlene Rini, P.E. is a fire engineer in Arup's San Francisco office. She is a leading expert in the development and application of performance-based structural fire engineering design in the U.S. In addition, her portfolio spans a broad range of general fire engineering work with particular focus on large scale building projects (high rises, airports, arenas, museums, campuses), fire analysis of bridges, fire testing, and alternate methods of design. Darlene is a graduate lecturer at Cal Poly SLO and at University of Maryland College Park in Structural Fire Engineering. David Barber David Barber is a Principal with Arup, based in Washington, D.C., where he works as a fire protection engineer. David has been involved with research and design of timber structures for fire for over 20 years, assisting with testing and development into new timber technologies, authoring fire safety design guides for construction, working with wood product suppliers and completing fire safety design for mid-rise and high-rise timber buildings. David assists architects, contractors and engineers with timber designs and is also working with timber product developers. David also has an interest in high-rise building evacuation and the developing role of building sustainability in fire safety and protection.David is on the Board of Directors for the Society of Fire Protection Engineers.