Jim Mehaffey, Ph.D.

Dr. Jim Mehaffey has been active in the fire protection community since 1980. From 1980 to 1987, he was a research scientist at the National Fire Laboratory of the National Research Council of Canada where he developed fire models to describe the growth and severity of building fires. He also conducted a series of full-scale room-fire experiments to validate the models. From 1988 until 2009, he was a research scientist at Canada's national wood products laboratory, FPInnovations, where he modelled the fire performance of wood-frame assemblies and developed design tools to deliver performance-based fire-safety design. From 1993 to 1997, he was seconded to the University of British Columbia, where he was Director and Associate Professor in the Fire Protection Engineering Program. Since 2000, he has been an Adjunct Professor and Lecturer in the Fire Safety Engineering Program at Carleton University. Over the years, Dr. Mehaffey has been involved in a number of fire investigations involving large-loss fires. He has also been active in domestic and international codes and standards.

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