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Isman, Kenneth E.

Isman, Kenneth E.
Clinical Professor, P.E.
3104F J.M. Patterson Building
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301-405-3993

Background 

From 1987 to 2014, Mr. Isman was an engineer with the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA), where he ultimately rose to the position of Vice President of Engineering. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Connecticut and is an elected Fellow of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE). Isman has represented the fire sprinkler industry on over a dozen of the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) technical committees, including the Technical Correlating Committee on Automatic Sprinklers, the Committee on Residential Sprinkler Systems, the Committee on Sprinkler System Discharge Criteria and the Committee on Fire Pumps. From 2000 to 2006 he was a member of the NFPA Standards Council. 
 
A noted author and lecturer, Mr. Isman has written and edited numerous publications and handbooks for the NFSA and SPFE, including the textbook Layout, Detail and Calculation of Fire Sprinkler Systems and the Fire Pump Handbook and Pumps for Fire Protection Systems, co-authored with Milosh Puchovsky. He wrote a regular technical article for the NFSA’s SQ Magazine and served as the editor of Sprinkler TechNotes, its bimonthly newsletter. He has been a speaker at more than 500 seminars and workshops on fire protection systems.
 

Education 

B.S., Fire Protection Engineering, University of Maryland, 1986
M.S., Management, University of Maryland University College, 2003

Honors and Awards 

Elected Fellow, Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)

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