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Monday, 23 May

0900-1020

Warsaw Hall I+II+III

General Session

0920-0950

Using Data to Enhance Fire and Life Safety Inspection and Enforcement Programs, Kathleen H. Almand, PE, FSFPE, Vice President, Research, National Fire Protection Association

 

NO CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

0950-1020

Ventilation for Smoke Control, Fire Control and Life Safety in Tunnels, Ricky Carvel, Ph.D., Lecturer, University of Edinburgh

 

NO CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

1050-1230

Parallel Track A

Regulation

Warsaw Hall I+II+III

Parallel Track B

Human Behavior/Egress

Warsaw Hall IV

  Session Moderator:
Michael Strömgren, Fire Safety Engineer, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden

Session Moderator:
Jimmy Jönsson, BSc Fire, MSc Risk, PMSFPE, Director, JVVA Fire & Risk

1050-1115

Towards a Next Generation Performance-Based Building Regulatory System Architecture, Brian Meacham, Ph.D., PE, FSFPE, CEng, FIFireE, Associate Professor, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

Revisions to the SFPE Guide to Human Behavior in FireChris Jelenewicz, PE, FSFPE, Technical Director, SFPE

 

NO CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION


1115-1140

The Singapore Fire Safety Engineering Guidelines (SFEG), Nicholas Lee, Senior Consultant, Singapore Civil Defence Force

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

Virtual Compartment: An Alternative Approach to Means of Egress Design in Airport Pedestrian Tunnel, Xiaolei Chen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, California State University; Ning Frank Wang, PE, Senior Fire Protection Engineer, Jensen Hughes

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

PRESENTATION

1140-1205

Possible Use of FSE in the Context of French Regulation, Armelle Muller, Director – Fire Research Laboratory, CNPP

 

NO CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

Evacuation and Life Safety Assessment in Germany, Gregor Jäger, MSc, Fire Protection Engineer, BFT Cognos GmbH; Benjamin Schröder, MSc, Ph.D. Student, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

1205-1230

The New Zealand Building Code Verification Method VM2 – Four Years on – A Practitioner’s Perspective, Michael James, ME (Fire), BE (Mech), CPEng, IntPE, MIPENZ (Fire), PMSFPE, Managing Director, Origin Fire Consultants Ltd.

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

Sensitivity Analysis for Modelling Parameters Used for Advanced Evacuation Simulations – How Important Are the Modelling Parameters When Conducting Evacuation Modelling? Olaf Pérez, MSc, Fire Engineer, JVVA Fire & Risk; Gabriele Vigne, MSc, MAast, MSFPE, Fire Safety Engineer, JVVA Fire & Risk; Jimmy Jönsson, BSc Fire, MSc Risk, PMSFPE, Director, JVVA Fire & Risk

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

1330-1600

Warsaw Hall I+II+III

Case Studies

Underground Car Park

1330-1345

Hong Kong - W.K. Chow, Ph.D., FSFPE, Chair Professor of Architectural Science and Fire Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

1345-1400

Japan - Kiyoshi Fukui, Chief Architect, Life Safety Planning Section, Nikken Sekkei

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

1400-1415

Poland - Dorota Brzezinska, Ph.D., Technical University of Lodz, SFPE Polish Chapter; Janusz Paliszek, GRID & INBEPO

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

1415-1430

Sweden - Axel Jönsson, BSc Fire, MSc Risk, Fire Safety Consultant, Brandskyddslaget

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

1430-1445

United Kingdom -  Darren Agnew, BSc, AIFireE, Fire Engineer, Hoare Lea; Gary Daniels, MPhil, BSc, CEng, MIFireE, PMSFPE, Associate, Hoare Lea Fire Engineering; Declan Thomas, BSc, MSc, AIFireE, Fire Engineer, Hoare Lea

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

1445-1500

USA - Adam Graybeal, PE, Registered Fire Protection Engineer, Koffel Associates, Inc.

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

1630-1745

Warsaw Hall I+II+III

General Session

1635-1735

Update on SFPE Design Fire Scenarios Standard, Charles Fleischmann, Ph.D., FSFPE, Professor, University of Canterbury

 

NO CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

Tuesday, 24 May

 0800-0905

Warsaw Hall I+II+III

General Session

0805-0835

Am I Old School or Am I New School?, William E. Koffel Jr., PE, FSFPE, President, Koffel Associates, Inc.

 

NO CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

0835-0905

Challenges Facing the Government Official – Examples of How Fire Safety and Risk Engineering Methods Can Solve a Wide Variety of Problems, Björn Karlsson, Ph.D., Director General, Iceland Construction Authority

 

NO CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION 1 of 2

PRESENTATION 2 of 2

0905-0955

Parallel Track A

Fire Models

Warsaw Hall I+II+III

Parallel Track B

Applications – Life Safety

Warsaw Hall IV

 

Session Moderator: 

Daniël Brandon, Ph.D., MSc, BSc, Scientist, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden


Session Moderator:
Nigel Hiorns, BSc, MSFPE, MIFireE, FIHEEM, Managing Partner, Fire Ingenuity

0905-0930

Hand Calculations, Zone Models and CFD – Areas of Disagreement and Limits of Application in Practical Fire Protection Engineering, Piotr Tofilo, Ph.D., The Main School of Fire Service / Polish SFPE Chapter; Wojciech Węgrzyński, MSc FPE, Head of Smoke Control, Signaling and Fire Automation Division, Building Research Institute (ITB); Rafał Porowski, Ph.D., The Main School of Fire Service

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

Experiments to Develop a Performance-based Ranking Assessment Method for Rooms Partially Lined with Timber, Charles Fleischmann, Ph.D., FSFPE, Professor, University of Canterbury; Harriet Peel, Fire Engineer, Olsson Fire & Risk New Zealand Ltd

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

0930-0955

Use of FDS To Comply with Performance-Based Requirements Based on Layer Height, Jason P. Huczek, MEng., Principal Engineer, Southwest Research Institute; Marc L. Janssens, Ph.D., Senior Engineer, Southwest Research Institute

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

United States Healthcare Facilities Fire Protection - Do We Have It Right? Michael Crowley, PE, FSFPE, Vice President, Jensen Hughes

 

NO CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

1025-1205

Parallel Track A

Fire Models

Warsaw Hall I+II+III

Parallel Track B

Applications - Framework

Warsaw Hall IV

 

Session Moderator:
Kathleen H. Almand, PE, FSFPE, Vice President, Research, National Fire Protection Association


Session Moderator:
Brian Meacham, Ph.D., PE, FSFPE, CEng, FIFireE, Associate Professor, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

1025-1050

The Pre-Flashover Compartment Fire and Fire Safety Engineering – A Review of Hand-­‐Calculation Methods, Nils Johansson, Ph.D. in Fire Safety Engineering, BSc FPE, MSc Risk and Safety Engineering, Associate Senior Lecturer, Lund University

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

Fire Safety Engineering for Innovative and Sustainable Building Solutions - Development of Building Processes Focusing on Review & Control of Fire Safety Engineering, Johan Norén, BSc, MSc, Technical Director, Briab Brand & Riskingenjörerna AB

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION 

1050-1115

Use of CFD in the Performance-Based Design for Fire Safety in the Oil and Gas Sector, Camille Azzi, Ph.D., Senior Engineer, GexCon AS

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION 1 of 3

PRESENTATION 2 of 3

PRESENTATION 3 of 3

Determining Baseline Performance and the Application to Performance-Based Design, Simon Goodhead, PE, CEng, MIFireE, Director, Jensen Hughes; Eddie Farrow, MIFireE, Consultant, Jensen Hughes

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

1115-1140

A Comparative Analysis of the Use of Different External Fire Spread Calculation Methods, Declan Thomson, BSc, MSc, AIFireE, Fire Engineer, Hoare Lea

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

Performance-Based Design – An Aid to Rectifying Building Errors, Lawrence Reddaway, MA(Cantab), GradDipMgmt, GradDipConstnLaw, FIEAust, MSFPE, Fire Engineer, Reddaway Enterprise Pty Ltd.

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

1140-1205

Influence of Material of Boundary Condition on Temperature and Visibility, Luciano Nigro Sr., P.Eng, President, Technical Director, Hughes Associates Europe; Andrea Ferrari Sr., P.Eng, Fire Protection Engineer, Hughes Associates Europe; Elisabetta Filippo Jr., MSc, Project Engineer, Hughes Associates Europe

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

Fire Engineering Platform - A New Tool Package Addressing the Needs of Fire Protection Engineers, AHJs and Educators, Piotr Tofilo, Ph.D., The Main School of Fire Service / Polish SFPE Chapter

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

 

1305-1335

Warsaw Hall I+II+III

General Session

1305-1335

Travelling Fires for the Structural Design of Buildings, Guillermo Rein, Ph.D., Reader in Thermal Energy, Department of Mechanical Engineering of Imperial College and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Fire Technology

 

NO CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

1335-1450

Parallel Track A

Risk

Warsaw Hall I+II+III

Parallel Track B

Structural - Applications

Warsaw Hall IV

 

Session Moderator:

Wojciech Węgrzyński, MSc FPE, Head of Smoke Control, Signaling and Fire Automation Division, Building Research Institute (ITB)


Session Moderator:
Weng Poh, Ph.D., National Technical Director—Fire Engineering, Umow Lai


1335-1400

Probabilistic Fire Risk Analysis in the Nordic Region, Greg Baker, BE, ME, MSFPE, Chief Scientist, SP Fire Research AS

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

Numerical Study on the Influence of a Design Fire Scenario on the Response of a 10-Story Steel Frame: Travelling Fires and Eurocode Parametric Time-Temperature Curves, Egle Rackauskaite, Research Postgraduate, Imperial College London

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

1400-1425

On the Use of Fire Modeling Tools to Support Performance-Based Design Evaluations and Regulatory Acceptance, Justin Williamson, Ph.D., Fire Protection Engineer, Jensen Hughes

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

103 Colmore Row Streamlining Structural Fire Engineering; from “Brute” to “Beaut”! Nigel Hiorns, BSc, MSFPE, MIFireE, FIHEEM, Managing Partner, Fire Ingenuity, Maria Kierzek, BSc, Post Graduate Student, Poznan University of Technology

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

1425-1450

Development of a QRA Method for Quantifying the Life Safety Risk in Complex BuildingsBart van Weyenberge, Ph.D., Researcher, University of Ghent

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

Practical Problems of Applying Performance-Based Structural Fire Engineering in Building Design, Piotr Smardz, MSc, CEng, MIEI, Partner, INBEPO Sp. z o.o.

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

1530-1745

Warsaw Hall I+II+III

Case Studies

Production & Storage Building

1530-1545

Finland - Juho Pussinen, Chief Fire Protection Engineer, Industrial Fire Safety, L2 Fire Safety Ltd.

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

1545-1600

France - Eric Guillaume, Technical Director, Efectis Group

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

1600-1615

New Zealand - Carol Caldwell, CPEng, Director, Enlightened Solutions; Charles Fleischmann, Ph.D., FSFPE, Professor, University of Canterbury

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

1615-1630

Poland - Wojciech Węgrzyński, MSc FPE, Head of Smoke Control, Signaling and Fire Automation Division, Building Research Institute (ITB); Grzegorz Krajewski, Building Research Institute (ITB)

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

1630-1645

Spain - Jimmy Jönsson, BSc Fire, MSc Risk, PMSFPE, Director, JVVA Fire & Risk

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

Wednesday, 25 May

 0800-0905

Warsaw Hall I+II+III

General Session

0805-0835

Making Buildings Smarter: Sensor Based Monitoring of People Location and Movement during Evacuation, Daniel Nilsson, Ph.D., FSE, Department of Fire Safety Engineering and Systems Safety, Lund University

 

NO CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

0835-0905

A Synergistic Approach between Modeling and Experimentation to Develop Fire Protection Recommendations within Codes and Standards, Christopher Wieczorek, Ph.D., Group Manager Fire & Explosion Protection, FM Global

 

NO CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

0905-0955

Parallel Track A

Smoke

Warsaw Hall I+II+III

Parallel Track B

Structural - Concrete

Warsaw Hall IV

  Session Moderator:
Tadeusz Cisek, President, Protect Tadeusz Cisek | Wspólnicy

Session Moderator:
Zygmunt Staszewski, PE, FSFPE, President, Z.S. Engineering D.P.C. Consulting Engineers

0905-0930

Influence of Variability of Soot Yield Parameter in Assessing the Safe Evacuation Conditions in Advanced Modeling Analysis. Results of Physical and Numerical Modeling Comparison, Gabriele Vigne, MSc, MAast, MSFPE, Fire Safety Engineer, JVVA Fire & Risk; Wojciech Węgrzyński, MSc FPE, Head of Smoke Control, Signaling and Fire Automation Division, Building Research Institute (ITB)

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

Combined Approach for High Temperature Concrete Simulations, Matteo Pachera, Ph.D. Student, University of Padova; Francesco Pesavento, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Padova

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

 

0930-0955

Experimental Study to Evaluate Smoke Stratification and Layer Height in Highly Ventilated Compartments, Jason P. Huczek, MEng, Principal Engineer, Southwest Research Institute

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

 PRESENTATION

A New Test Method to Investigate the Fire Behavior of Composite Concrete Slabs, David Fox, Ph.D., Fire Safety Engineer, Olsson Fire and Risk

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

 

1025-1205

Parallel Track A

Smoke

Warsaw Hall I+II+III

Parallel Track B

Applications - FSE

Warsaw Hall IV

 

Session Moderator: 

Gabriele Vigne, MSc MAast MSFPE, Fire Safety Engineer, JVVA Fire & Risk

Session Moderator:
Anthony Militello, PE, CSP, Director, Safety and Occupational Health, Department of the Navy


1025-1050

Active Pressure Control in HVAC Systems, a Cost-Effective Solution to Limit Fire and Smoke Spread in Airtight Buildings, Pär Hansson, BSc FPE, LTH, CEO, FSD Göteborg AB; Mattias Arnqvist, BSc FPE, LTH, CEO, FSD Göteborg AB

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

Safety Concept for Underground Garages Open for Cars Powered by LPG - Results of Real Scale Tests, Dorota Brzezinska, Ph.D., Technical University of Lodz, SFPE Polish Chapter

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

1050-1115

Natural Ventilation – A Green Smoke Control Approach, William E. Koffel Jr., PE, FSFPE, President, Koffel Associates, Inc.; Adam Graybeal, PE, Registered Fire Protection Engineer, Koffel Associates, Inc.

 

NO CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

Performance-Based Fire Safety Design of Cold Storages, Atli Rutur Thorsteinsson, Fire Safety Engineer, EFLA Consulting Engineers; Bodvar Tomasson, Division Manager, EFLA Consulting Engineers

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

1115-1140

Fire Safety of Staircases in Multi-Story Buildings - The Results of Measurements in Buildings and Simulations, Grzegorz Kubicki, Ph.D., Lecturer, Department of Environmental Engineering Warsaw University of Technology; Izabela Tekielak-Skałka, R&D Manager, SMAY, LLS

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

Design and Remediation for Fire Safety of Ready-Made Garment Factories in Bangladesh, Felipe Herrera, Senior Engineer, Ove Arup and Partners SAU; George Faller, CEng, MIStructE, MIFireE, Associate Director, Ove Arup and Partners SAU

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

1140-1205

Design of Smoke Exhaust From a Common Reservoir – Shaping the Compartment Opening for the Benefits of Smoke Control, Wojciech Węgrzyński, MSc FPE, Head of Smoke Control, Signaling and Fire Automation Division, Building Research Institute (ITB)

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

Future Prospect in the Building Industry – A Need for More Performance-Based Design? Karl Wallasch, Dipl.-Ing.. CEng, Associate Fire Engineer, Hoare Lea

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

 

1305-1335

Warsaw Hall I+II+III

General Session

1305-1335

Performance-Based Approaches for External Fire Spread and Thermal Radiation Calculations, Piotr Tofilo, Ph.D., The Main School of Fire Service / Polish SFPE 

 

NO CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

1335-1425

Parallel Track A

Smoke

Warsaw Hall I+II+III

Parallel Track B

Structural - Applications

Warsaw Hall IV

  Session Moderator:
Christopher Wieczorek, Ph.D., Group Manager Fire & Explosion Protection, FM Global

Session Moderator:
Michael James, ME, BE, MIPENZ, CPEng, Int. PE, MSFPE, Managing Director, Origin Fire Consultants

1335-1400

Review of the Methodology of Protecting Staircases and Common Areas in Residential Buildings, Gary Daniels, MPhil, BSc, CEng, MIFireE, PMSFPE, Associate, Hoare Lea Fire Engineering

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

Eurocode 5 Design in Comparison with Fire Resistance Test of Unprotected Timber Beams, Daniël Brandon, Ph.D., MSc, BSc, Scientist, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden; Joachim Schmid, MSc, BSc, Project Leader, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden; Alar Just, Ph.D., MSc, BSc, Scientist, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

1400-1425

Preventing Smoke Spread with the Ventilation System in Operation, Anna-Carin Olmedal, Fire Protection Engineer, Brandkonsulten AB

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

Reliability-Based Tool for External Fire Spread Design, Romain Hourqueig, BSc, MSc (Hons), MSFPE, AIFireE, Technical Director – Fire Engineering, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff; Ruben Van Coile, Ph.D., Fire Safety Engineer, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

1500-1700

Warsaw Hall I+II+III

Case Studies

Shopping Center

1500-1515

Australia - Weng Poh, Ph.D., National Technical Director—Fire Engineering, Umow Lai; Andy Fung Associate, Umow Lai

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

1515-1530

Italy - Luca Fiorentini, Fire Safety, Environmental, Industrial Engineering, TECSA S.p.A.

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

1530-1545

Poland - Marcin Cisek, Fire Protection Expert, Main School of Fire Service; Jakub Okólski, Protect T.Cisek i Wsp. Sp. J.

 

NO CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

PRESENTATION

1545-1600

United Kingdom - Christine Pongratz, BSc, MSc, AIFireE, E.I.T., Fire Engineer, Arup Fire UK; Donald “Sandy” Kilbourne, MBA, BSc, GIFE, Owner & Managing Director, Gartcarron Fire Engineering

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

 

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