Chris Lautenberger, PE, PhD

San Francisco Fire Department approved 3rd party smoke control peer reviewer


Chris Lautenberger is a co-founder of Reax Engineering Inc. in Berkeley, CA. His responsibilities span building code and fire code consulting, fire science research, the design of fire protection and life safety systems, thermal sciences, atmospheric processes, and forensic reconstruction of fires. Lautenberger’s work combines fire/building codes and related standards with technical aspects of fire science such as combustion, heat transfer, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, fire dynamics, and fire modeling. Dr. Lautenberger has co-taught Masters-level courses in Fire Dynamics and Fire Modeling in the Department of Fire Protection Engineering at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Before co-founding Reax Engineering, he worked as a Fire Protection Engineer at Arup Fire in San Francisco, CA.


Auburn, CA