Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
  • James Quiter

About James Quiter

James Quiter has more than 30 years experience as a fire engineer and is recognized as a leader in Fire Protection Engineering in North America and globally. Jim’s experience blends an understanding of fire protection engineering and performance-based codes with wide recognition as an expert in the US codes and their applications.

As a result of his active participation in the code-change process and participation on major projects throughout the world, he is well renowned within the US and International Code community. He has been a major participant in the US approach to performance – based codes. He chaired the NFPA 101(Life Safety Code) Task Force coordinating the efforts of the committees in developing the performance-based option. He is currently the Chair of the NFPA Building Code Correlating Committee and the NFPA High Rise Building Safety Advisory Committee. He is also Chair of the…


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About James Quiter

James Quiter has more than 30 years experience as a fire engineer and is recognized as a leader in Fire Protection Engineering in North America and globally. Jim’s experience blends an understanding of fire protection engineering and performance-based codes with wide recognition as an expert in the US codes and their applications.

As a result of his active participation in the code-change process and participation on major projects throughout the world, he is well renowned within the US and International Code community. He has been a major participant in the US approach to performance – based codes. He chaired the NFPA 101(Life Safety Code) Task Force coordinating the efforts of the committees in developing the performance-based option. He is currently the Chair of the NFPA Building Code Correlating Committee and the NFPA High Rise Building Safety Advisory Committee. He is also Chair of the SFPE Task Group authoring a Guide to Fire Protection in Very Tall Buildings. He is a past President of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers.

CTBUH Involvement

  • Past Roles:
  • City Representative, San Francisco (2012 – 2015)

Events/Initiatives Involving James Quiter

CTBUH San Francisco Hosts Capacity Crowd for Transbay Discussion

CTBUH San Francisco Hosts Capacity Crowd for Transbay Discussion

3 Jun 2014, Event Report – A panel discussion featuring the two tallest buildings in San Francisco, Salesforce…

NFPA Releases Tall-Building Action Plan Guide

NFPA Releases Tall-Building Action Plan Guide

Mar 2014, CTBUH-Related News – The National Fire Protection Association’s High-Rise Building Safety…

Events/Initiatives Involving James Quiter

CTBUH San Francisco Hosts Capacity Crowd for Transbay Discussion
3 Jun 2014, San Francisco – Event Report
A panel discussion featuring the two tallest buildings in San Francisco, Salesforce Tower and 181 Fremont Street, was attended by approximately 125 people.
NFPA Releases Tall-Building Action Plan Guide
Mar 2014, Boston – CTBUH-Related News
The National Fire Protection Association’s High-Rise Building Safety Advisory Committee has recently completed and published a new document.