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Feb 22, 2021

In episode 23 of Fire Code Tech, we speak with Michael Kilby the Associate Director for Fire Protection at the Smithsonian Institution. We discuss high-value asset fire protection and some of the unique challenges that Michael and the team of fire protection engineers at the Smithsonian Institution tackle for the more than 600 facilities under the organization’s jurisdiction.

 

Tell us a little bit about your background?  2:38

What is your role at the Smithsonian Institution? 5:42

What do you do on a day to day basis for provide fire and life safety compliance for the Smithsonian? 12:55

How does the Smithsonian handle documentation for the numerous construction projects? 15:12

How does the Smithsonian deal with management of change and rotating the exhibit? 19:42

What are some insights on protecting high value cultural assets? 23:19

Would you speak a little more about storage and how the Smithsonian tackles the challenge? 29:00

What is your take on the Preaction sprinkler system versus traditional wet pipe sprinkler system? 35:43

How have you been involved with the codes and standards process? 42:42

What do you see as a trend in the industry? 50:14

Where do you go to find solid resources for fire and life safety? 54:10