Associate Fire Protection Engineer
As a highly motivated individual, Mr. Tang’s strong research skills are important to the success of PDI’s design process. He is currently an Engineer-in-Training and intends to obtain his engineering license with a specialization in fire protection engineering. During his time at PDI, Mr. Tang has developed sizable smoke models and completed significant technical research to support the engineering staff. Mr. Tang provides project support via design and equipment data research, drafting, and fire alarm system design layout. He may also conduct shop drawing review or assist on progress or final inspections under the supervision of the design engineer.
2009 Master of Science – Fire Protection Engineering
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
2008 Bachelor of Science – Mechanical Engineering
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
Relevant Professional Experience
2010 – Present
Protection Development, Incorporated, San Antonio, Texas
Mr. Tang currently provides fire protection engineering and technical support for PDI. He is responsible for preparing specifications, designs for sprinkler systems, and research common problems associated with fire. He has been involved with projects in different occupancies such as residential, commercial, hospital, storage, high hazard, and industrial.
Major Project Experience
City of San Antonio Public Safety Headquarters – San Antonio, Texas: New six story office building and nine-story open parking garage. Performed EVAC system speaker layout and calculations for intelligibility under 2010 edition of NFPA 72. FDS modeling for atrium smoke control system. Sprinkler and standpipe system hydraulic modeling. Project Role: Systems Designer.
Corpus Christi Border Patrol Station – Corpus Christi, Texas: New five-building border patrol station campus including the main station building, vehicle maintenance facility, warehouse, dog kennel, and fuel station. Performed EVAC system speaker layout and calculations for intelligibility under 2010 edition of NFPA 72. Sprinkler and standpipe system hydraulic modeling. Project Role: Systems Designer.
Surlean Foods – San Antonio, Texas (2010): Classified all products proposed for a new warehouse and chemical storage building including flammable and combustible liquids, toxic, corrosive, and aerosol products. Conducted a full code analysis for fire and life-safety issues related to each material and the proposed quantities including spill control and secondary containment, separation of incompatibles, ventilation, emergency and fire protection equipment, etc. Project Role: Code Analyst.
Gore Hangar Expansion – San Antonio, Texas (2010): Conducted full construction administration review of contractor’s automatic sprinkler and fire pump shop drawings for 80,000 s.f. aircraft hangar. Produced review report for documentation of all deficiencies and dissemination to all parties. Project Role: Code Analyst.
January – December 2009
Rolf Jensen & Associates, New York, New York
As a Fire Protection Engineering Intern at RJA, Mr. Tang was responsible for designing fire protection and fire alarm systems per NFPA 13, 13R, 72, IBC, and NYBC. Part of his responsibilities included providing code consulting regarding storage and dispensing of hazardous liquids per NFPA Standards and IFC. He conducted field surveys to assess existing conditions for systems design. He performed several fire alarm and sprinkler commissioning tests. He was responsible for conducting field surveys for emergency action plans, fire safety plans and fire protection plans. Based on the survey notes, he created CAD drawings and technical reports. He also performed hydraulic calculations by using Hass software and hand calculation methods.
Society of Fire Protection Engineers (Austin / San Antonio Chapter)