Thank you This live web event has ended. Thank you for attending. Contributors James A. Milke Dr. James A. Milke, P.E., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Fire Protection Engineering at the University of Maryland. He received his PhD in Aerospace Engineering, MS degree in Mechanical Engineering and BS degree in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland. In addition, he has a BS degree in Physics from Ursinus College. He has served on the faculty of the Department of Fire Protection Engineering for 40 years and has been chair for the last 10 years. Jim Milke has served as the Fire Protection Engineer for Fairfax County, Virginia and as a Research Fire Prevention Engineer at NIST. He is past chair of the ASCE/SFPE committee on Structural Design for Fire Conditions and NFPA committee on Smoke Management Systems. Dr. Milke is a Fellow and past president of SFPE. He is a past recipient of several awards from SFPE including the Arthur B. Guise Medal and John L. Bryan Mentor Award. He has received awards for teaching, communications and service from the University of Maryland, NFPA, SFPE, Automatic Fire Alarm Association and Siemens Building Technology Division.