C.J. Walsh B Arch FRIAI MIBCI MIFS MIFireE
Consultant Architect, Fire Engineer & Independent Technical Controller.
International Expert on Sustainability Implementation, Accessibility (including Fire Safety) for All, and Sustainable Fire Engineering.
Consultant to An Bord Pleanála, the Irish Spatial Planning Appeals Board.
Legally registered, in Ireland, as an ‘Architect’.
Contact ‘CJ’ …
by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
by phone (direct line): +353-86-8278575 … or locally at: 086-8278575
Twitter Accounts: @walshcj69 ; @firesafety4all ; @sfe2016dublin
LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/c-j-walsh-8a14a2/
Sustainable Fire Engineering (#SFE) Network: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8390667/
C.J. Walsh’s Memberships:
International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (#CIB), Task Group 87: ‘Urban Resilience – Benchmarking & Metrics (Performance Indicators)’ … and Working Commission 14: ‘Fire Safety’, in which he …
- Chaired Research Working Group IV: ‘Structural Reliability & Fire-Induced Progressive Damage’
- Chaired Research Working Group V: ‘Fire-Incident Human Behaviour, Abilities & Perception’ ;
European Union (#EU) Expert Group on Urban Environment Research & EU EYPD Expert Group on Accessibility-for-All ;
NSAI AASCC – National Standards Authority of Ireland, Accessibility-for-All Standards Consultative Committee … and … (CIB Liaison) International Standards Organization ISO TC59 SC16 & WG1: ‘Accessibility & Usability of the Built Environment’ ;
IFE – Institution of Fire Engineers ;
IBCI – Irish Building Control Institute ;
IIEA – Institute of International & European Affairs (Dublin) … Life Member.
My First Registration Certificate 2011
[ Ireland’s New Legal Registration System for the title of ‘Architect’ was introduced in 2011 ]
Current Registration Certificate 2023
C.J. Walsh is a Registered ‘Architect’ in Ireland and, by mutual recognition, in the European Union.
1. For well over 10 years, C.J. Walsh was a major contributor to International Standard … ISO 21542: ‘Building Construction – Accessibility & Usability of the Built Environment’ (2011), and its revision published in 2021. He also chaired the ‘Fire Safety for All’ & ‘Terminology’ Task Groups of the Standard’s drafting committee (ISO TC59 SC16 WG1). His ‘Fire Safety for All’ texts were also used in the new European Standard EN 17210: ‘Accessibility & Usability of the Built Environment – Functional Requirements’, also published in 2021.
2. He chaired CIB W14’s Research Working Group IV: ‘Fire-Induced Progressive Damage’ … a necessary fire research and innovation project which responded directly to the Structural Fire Engineering Recommendations contained in the 2005 & 2008 NIST(USA) Final Reports on the 9-11 WTC Building 1, 2 & 7 Collapses. A CIB W14 Reflection Document was issued on 15 April 2012.
3. He also chaired CIB W14’s Research Working Group V: ‘Fire-Incident Human Behaviour, Abilities & Perception’ … which examined building-related fire safety, protection and evacuation for People with Activity Limitations (2001 WHO ICF) … and … proposed an overall framework to facilitate future progress in person-centred design and update conventional fire engineering practice. A CIB W14 Reflection Document was issued on 24 October 2015.
4. C.J. Walsh has drafted the following documents …
- 2016 Dublin Code of Ethics: Design, Engineering, Construction & Operation of a Safe, Resilient & Sustainable Built Environment for All
Publication: 20 September 2016. Open Content e-Publication. Reproduction is permitted, except for commercial purposes, provided the source is properly acknowledged.
2015 CIB W14 Research WG V Reflection Document: ‘Buildings & Fire Incident Human Behaviour, Abilities & Perception’
Publication: 24 October 2015. Open Content e-Publication. Reproduction is permitted, except for commercial purposes, provided the source is properly acknowledged.
2015 Dublin Declaration on ‘Fire Safety for All’ in Buildings – A Call to Action & Successful Implementation !
Publication: 10 April 2015. Open Content e-Publication. Reproduction is permitted, except for commercial purposes, provided the source is properly acknowledged.
2012 CIB W14 Research WG IV Reflection Document: ‘Structural Reliability & Fire-Induced Progressive Damage’
Publication: 15 April 2012. Open Content e-Publication. Reproduction is permitted, except for commercial purposes, provided the source is properly acknowledged.
2004 Rio de Janeiro Declaration on Sustainable Social Development, Disability & Ageing
Publication: 11 December 2004. Open Content e-Publication. Reproduction is permitted, except for commercial purposes, provided the source is properly acknowledged.
2001 Universal Design Handbook – Chapter 33 – ‘Sustainable Human & Social Development: An Examination of Contextual Factors’
Publication: 2001. UD Handbook published by McGraw-Hill, USA.
1998 European Charter on Sustainable Design & Construction
Publication: 6 November 1998. Open Content e-Publication. Reproduction is permitted, except for commercial purposes, provided the source is properly acknowledged.
Sustainable Design International (Ireland & Italy) is unique, internationally, for its high level of integration between sustainability research, architecture, fire engineering design and the technical control of construction.
FireOx International is a division of SDI.
Some Highlights from CJ’s Professional Career …
In 1998, he contributed Ireland’s National Report to CIB Publication 225: Sustainable Development & the Future of Construction. In 1998, he also drafted the European Charter on Sustainable Design & Construction. Later in 2004, he drafted the Rio de Janeiro Declaration on Sustainable Social Development, Disability & Ageing, which was adopted at an International Conference in Brazil.
From 2000-2004 … he directed the European Fire Research Project: ‘Protection of People with Activity Limitations from Fire in Buildings’, involving Belgium, Italy, Sweden and Ireland. During 2008 & 2009, he chaired the ISO TC 59 / SC 16 / WG 1 Task Group on ‘Fire Safety for All’ and was the major contributor of the fire safety related texts to a new ISO International Accessibility-for-All Standard, which was published at the end of 2011. He is an acknowledged international expert on this complex aspect of Architectural and Fire Engineering Design.
In February 2007, he was First Technical Session Chairperson, and Keynote Presenter on ‘Sustainable Fire Engineering’, at the FSAI’s (Fire & Security Association of India) National Fire Seminar in Chennai; later at the end of October 2008, he made a similar presentation on Sustainable Fire Engineering in Dubayy (UAE). In August 2008, he returned to India to make a presentation on Fire Engineering Practice After WTC 9-11 at the FSAI Seminar in Bengaluru; earlier in February 2006, he had made a similar Keynote Presentation in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
C.J. Walsh continues to be involved in innovative architectural and interior design projects, and the restoration of historical buildings … and to travel widely and regularly, making important keynote presentations at conferences, seminars and workshops.
Much Earlier … during the late 1980’s and early 1990’s … C.J. Walsh worked as Research & Technical Officer in the Building Control Section of Dublin City, having responsibility for the specialized technical and fire safety related aspects of legislation and building inspections. During this latter period, he was also in charge of the operation of the 1988 Local Government (Multi-Storey Buildings) Act, which resulted from the collapse of the multi-storey apartment block ‘Raglan House’, in January 1987, due to a gas explosion in one of the apartments.