Katsumi Yamane, P.E.

Experience Summary

Mr. Yamane has over thirty years experience in the areas of fire protection engineering, assessment, and applications. He specializes in the application of fire protection codes and standards for a wide variety of institutional, manufacturing, industrial, and commercial occupancies. His experience includes code compliance assessments for facilities, development of fire protection criteria and reports, and fire protection systems applications. He is experienced in automatic sprinklers, fire alarm systems, and special hazard suppression systems.

In his thirty year career in fire protection engineering, he has provided consulting services for nearly every type of occupancy and operation located within the western United States, including coordinating and/or performing fire protection services for public utility companies, universities, manufacturing, processing, warehousing, and distribution facilities, congregate care facilities, and high rises, to name just a few.

Prior to HYT Corporation, Mr. Yamane was a senior fire protection engineer with Crawford and Company. Prior to incorporating the loss control activities of Fred S. James into The FPE Group (later Crawford & Company), Mr. Yamane was the Vice President, Loss Control Services for Fred S. James. His employment with James spanned nearly twenty years. During this period, he coordinated all of the loss control activities in the Pacific Coast, Alaska, and Hawaii region. Prior to his employment with James, he was a property loss control representative with Marsh & McLennan, Inc. and a supervising engineer with the Pacific Fire Rating Bureau.

Expertise in:

  • Hazard Identification and Assessment

  • Code Compliance Assessment

  • Fire Protection Systems Applications and Assessment

  • Fire Protection Consulting

Education and License:

  • B.S. Criminalistics, University of California

  • Registered Professional Fire Protection Engineer, California

Additional extensive project experience history is available. Please contact HYT Corporation and we will provide a summary of personal project experience relevant to your project.