Fire Protection Research Foundation report: "Workshop on Smart Buildings and Fire Safety" (PDF, 3 MB)
Authors: Casey Grant, P.E., Fire Protection Research Foundation
Date of issue: April 2014

Executive summary

These are the proceedings of a workshop held on March 7, 2014 in Orlando, Florida to address "smart buildings and fire safety." The goal of this workshop was to establish and clarify a needs assessment for how systems in smart buildings can be used for fire safety.

To address this goal, this workshop provides a baseline understanding of smart buildings, followed by the identification of the current/proposed methods and approaches for gathering, processing, and utilizing data. This includes identifying the needs of key participants in the built environment as they relate to the virtues and opportunities of cyber physical systems, and providing recommendations on how best to enable a path forward to realize these opportunities.