Jack started by asking,“why do we have to wait until the project is in the acceptance phase before learning where the disconnects occurred, where fire safety code wasn't honored, where the change orders were generated?”
He answered the question by approaching Design-Build from a Fire Protection Engineer's perspective.
Jack Poole earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1986. He is a Registered Fire Protection Engineer in 35 states including Guam and has 24 years of experience. As Principal of PRO3, his expertise includes fire suppression and detection system design; fire hazards analyses, fire risk assessments; construction management; and fire protection water distribution system evaluations. He has also provided legal testimony for fire investigations, code analyses, life safety and fire protection system design testing and Maintenance.
He has served as project manager, project engineer and lead fire protection engineer on projects for public and private sector clients. His responsibilities have included serving as a primary contact between clients, planning design schedules, scheduling manpower and staffing, meeting the confines of the budget, and coordinating the fire protection engineering tasks to assure a complete and correct fire protection design.
Mr. Poole is a member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, National Fire Protection Association, NFPA Technical Committee on Airport Facilities, NFPA Technical Committee on Helicopter Facilities, NFPA Technical Committee on Subterranean Spaces, NFPA Technical Committee on National Fire Alarm Code, National SFPE Education Committee, International Code Council, Building Official and Code Administrators International, National Society of Professional Engineers and Kansas Society of Professional Engineers.
He is a Past President of the American Backflow Prevention Association and 2006 Committee Chair of the Year, a Past President of MO-KAN Chapter of SFPE and an ICC Certified Special Inspector for spray-applied fire resistive materials.
Jack is a featured presenter at conferences throughout the US and in international markets. He is viewed as a leading expert in Fire Protection and is seen as a great asset for owners, contractors and the federal government.
Few folks know that he served as a Fire Marshall and can relate to all aspects of the need for safety.