About the Author
Beth Tubbs P.E., FSFPE, is a senior staff engineer with the International Code Council's Codes and Standards Development department. She joined the Code Council in 1995 and is involved in a variety of different activities, including code development and support and participation in various committees both on a national and international level. Tubbs is the secretariat to the International Existing Building Code, the International Fire Code and ICC Performance Code. In addition, she is the lead staff on the Fire Code Action Committee. She holds a P.E. in Massachusetts and California in fire protection engineering, is a fellow of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) and a member of the Board of Directors for the Society of Fire Protection Engineers.