Dr. M. Z. Naser Publishes First Book

December 1, 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Naser co-author of Structural Fire Engineering. This hands-on guide clearly explains the complex building codes and standards that relate to fire design and presents hands-on techniques engineers can apply to prevent or mitigate the effects of fire in structures. Dedicated chapters discuss specific procedures for steel, concrete, and timber buildings. You will get step-by-step guidance on how to evaluate fire resistance using both testing and calculation methods.

Structural Fire Engineering begins with an introduction to the behavioral aspects of fire and explains how structural materials react when exposed to elevated temperatures. From there, the book discusses the fire design aspects of key codes and standards, such as the International Building Code, the International Fire Code, and the NFPA Fire Code. Advanced topics are covered in complete detail, including residual capacity evaluation of fire damaged structures and fire design for bridges and tunnels.

Dr. Naser also received the “2020 Jack Watts Award for Outstanding Reviewer of Fire Technology” which is presented annually to those whose reviews were most valuable in terms of the quality, in-depth, number and timeliness. He was also invited to be member of the editorial board of the journal.