About the Author
Karl Aittaniemi, P.E., is the Director of Standards at the International Code Council. He supervises the Standards Department staff in their roles supporting the development and support of ICC’s Codes and Standards out of ICC’s Central Regional Office in Country Club Hills, IL. Karl has an extensive professional background in fire protection product evaluation and has managed fire protection investigation projects in accordance with nationally and internationally recognized model codes and standards. He has experience as a forensic engineer and is a licensed professional engineer in several states.