Ineke Van Zeeland, M.Eng.
Ineke Van Zeeland is a fire protection specialist with over 20 years of experience in fire protection engineering, particularly in the areas of codes and standards development, material and product fire testing and certification, and fire research. She spent 15 years at the Canadian Wood Council in a variety of roles, including most recently as Senior Manager, Codes and Standards – Fire & Acoustics, where she actively participated in many fire research and testing projects that has supported many recent code and standards changes. Her extensive codes and standards work includes participating in the national Canadian code process as a member of the Standing Committee on Fire Protection and working on numerous task groups under the National Building Code Standing Committees. She was also the primary author of the initial package of prescriptive code change proposals to allow for the construction of tall wood buildings of mass timber construction that is expected to be added to the 2020 NBC. She has a Master of Engineering degree and an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering, both from Carleton University. She previously was a Senior Project Engineer at the San Antonio, Texas fire testing laboratory of Intertek’s North American Building Products Division.