Bevan Jones Principal & CEO , Holmes San Francisco, CA
Engineer - Fire, Code consulting, Fire and Life Safety, Performance-based design, Timber fire engineering
Has Experience with these building types:
Assembly (Worship, Restaurant, Theater), Business (Office), Civic (Recreational), Educational, Factory/Industrial, Government, Hotel/Motel, Institutional, Mercantile (Retail), Mixed-Use, Multi-Family (Apartments, Condos), Storage (Warehouse, Parking), Student Housing, Transportation (Airports, Train or Subway Stations)
Has Experience with these material types:
Mass Timber, Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT), Nail-Laminated Timber (NLT), Dowel-Laminated Timber (DLT), Glue-Laminated Timber (GLT or glulam), Timber-Frame / Post and Beam, Heavy Timber Decking, Hybrid (wood with steel or concrete), Structural Composite Lumber (e.g. LVL and LSL), Wood-Concrete Composite Systems, Light-Frame
Has experience with these construction types:
I-A, I-B, II-A, II-B, III-A, III-B, IV-A, IV-B, IV-C, IV-HT, V-A, V-B
With over 18 years of international experience in performance-based fire safety design, Bevan has led a vast array of projects ranging from residential design to large-scale infrastructure projects. As Principal, Bevan advises clients on alternative strategies to meet the project and stakeholder needs, while meeting legislative demands.
Working with owners and project teams, Bevan crafts fire engineering designs which keep the architectural intent, allowing historic fabric to remain visually unaltered and finding solutions to difficult code requirements including egress fire separation. He enjoys the challenge of applying first-principle-design, holistically, to achieve a practical and efficient solution, through a transparent process with the design team and authorities. Bevan supports his alternative strategies with metrics from fire modeling, computational analysis and industry research.