David Barber

Sound bites: Taller wood buildings

David Barber, a principal and fire engineer in Arup's Washington DC office, discusses the potential of tall wood buildings in the United States and a competition that hopes to spur…

Understanding fire risk in tall timber buildings

The development of highly sophisticated new wood products, combined with the design industry’s growing commitment to sustainability, has led to increasing interest in tall timber structures. However, building codes and regulations…