Middleton, WI (PRWEB) May 22, 2014
Experts.com is proud to welcome Michael J. Slifka, PE, to its esteemed cadre of fire protection engineering expert witnesses and consultants. A multi-faceted leader, Slifka’s focus is on fire research, fire code development, fire protection engineering, and health care facility design, maintenance, and operation. He is an expert in the fields of Fire Cause and Origin, Defective Construction Practices, and Wrongful Death and Injury cases.
Slifka has investigated hundreds of fires during his fire protection career and has been qualified as an expert witness in both deposition and at trial in U.S. Federal and State Courts. He was recently instrumental in winning two high-profile lawsuits concerning fire and life safety:
Slifka formerly acted as Chief of Safety, Fire Protection, and Occupational Health for the Veterans Administration, the world’s largest health care organization responsible for, among other duties, the compliance of 172 hospitals and 225 outpatient clinics to JCAHO criteria. His experience consulting with hospitals regarding pre JCAHO physical plant safety assessments spans 30 years. An Expert on the Life Safety Code, Slifka was one of the developers of the Fire Safety Evaluation System (FSES) for Health Care facilities (now known as NFPA 101 A).
Slifka is a recognized and published authority on high rise fire risk and design. His major projects include Water Tower Place and McCormick Place 2 in Chicago, the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, 3 Federal High Rise Office Buildings in CA, IL & GA. He is responsible for over 50 new and/or major renovations of VA and private sector hospitals located throughout the USA. He has served on the National Conference of States on Building Codes and Standards (NCSBCS), the National Bureau of Standards, the National Fire Protection Association, and the U.S. General Services Administration.
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