Michael is a Licensed Professional Fire Protection Engineer and Fire Protection consultant with 40 years experience in the Manufactured (modular & mobile) Housing Industry. He has consulted on fire resistive designs for the modular industry and has provided engineering analysis/reports to answer and satisfy building code officials' questions. He has also successfully consulted on over 90 fire investigations/law suits with 88 of the cases resolved in the manufactured home builder's favor.
Actively consulting of fire resistive floor/ceiling and wall designs for the manufactured(Modular) housing industry. (see Fire Testing). Have successfully resolved code and design questions raised by building officials and building inspectors on modular projects throughout the United States. Have consulted on and assisted in 90 plus fire investigations/law suits involving modular home manufacturers and claims of fire, injury, wrongful death and /or loss of property with 88 of the cases satisfactorily resolved for the modular home builder.
Administered the $5 million/year Mobile Home Program under a contract with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The program which provided 1,700 monitoring visits to manufacturing facilities and primary inspection agencies (IPIA and DAPIA) on fire and life safety code issues. Other responsibilities included:
Member, (Current or Past) Various NFPA Committees on: Safety to Life, Health Care Occupancies, Building Construction, Manufactured Housing and Recreational Vehicles, and National 1-2 Family Electrical Code
Member, Manufactured Housing Institute – Previous Member of: MHI Consensus Committee for the Manufactured Housing Standard, MHI-IPIA Technical Advisory Committee, MHI-DAPIA Technical Advisory committee, MHI/HUD Technical Exchange Group, MHI-Technical Activities Committee.
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