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Below are the presentations from the SFPE Europe Conference, listed by day and by track.


Thursday, June 4

 

Friday, June 5

 

Thursday, 4 June 2015

General Session

0900 – 0920

Welcome: Michael Madden, P.E., FSFPE, Senior Fire Protection Engineer, AMEC Foster Wheeler; Jimmy Jönsson, President, SFPE ECCG; Nicole Testa Boston, CAE, Executive Director, SFPE

0920 – 0950

Keynote Presentation: What Makes Fire Safety Engineers Professional?

Graham Spinardi, Ph.D., Science Technology and Innovation Studies, University of Edinburgh Research

0950 – 1020

Keynote Presentation: Fire Safety Engineering Education and the Role of Fire Safety Engineers in Denmark

Anne Dederichs, Ph.D., Associate Professor in Fire Safety Engineering, Institute of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Denmark

Technical Sessions

 

Session A: FSE Development

Everest Ballroom 2 & 3

Session B: Modelling

Everest Ballroom 1

 

Moderator

Erik Almgren, Head of Fire Protection Öresund, Bengt Dahlgren Fire and Risk AB

Moderator

Jimmy Jönsson,President,SFPE ECCG(Chair)

1050 – 1110

The Fire Safety Engineer and BIM: How to Tango, Jon Arild Westlund, Fire Safety Engineer, COWI AS; John Utstrand, Professional Manager, Fire Safety Engineer, COWI AS

Recent Advances in Fire Suppression Modelling Issues & Perspectives of Fire Safety Engineering Applications, Gregoire Pianet, Ph.D., Study & Modeling Section Manager, Groupe CNPP; Alexandre Jenft, Ph.D., Modeling & Fire Test Engineer, Groupe CNPP

1110 – 1130

Questioning the Conventional Mixture Fraction Combustion Model, Ricky Carvel, University of Edinburgh

To What Extent Can We Rely Upon the Results Obtained From Advanced Smoke Modelling – the Influence of Critical Parameters on the Visibility When Conducting an Advanced Smoke Modelling Analysis, Gabriele Vigne, MAst, M.Sc., MSFPE, P.Eng, Fire Protection Engineer, JVVA Fire & Risk; Maikol Alonso López, M.Sc., Civil Engineer, Universidad Nacional de Colombia; Jimmy Jönsson, B.Sc. Fire, M.Sc. Risk, MSFPE, MIFE, Fire Protection Engineer, JVVA Fire & Risk

1130 – 1150

Thoughts on the Need for A Systematic Effort to Harvest the Probabilistic Model Input Data Required for Efficient and Robust Reliability-Based Fire Safety Analysis, Nina Dorthea Hansen, M.Sc., Consultant Fire Safety Engineer, NIRAS A/S; Finn Buus Steffensen, Civil Engineer, NIRAS; Morten Valkvist, Civil Engineer, Copenhagen Fire Brigade; Grunde Jomaas, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Technical University of Denmark

Fire Resistance of A Roof Tensile Structure In Parametric Fire Conditions Calculated Using CFD Simulations and Simplified Calculation Methods, Wojciech Węgrzyński, M.Sc. FPE, Head of Smoke Control, Signaling and Fire Automation Division, Building Research Institute (ITB); Piotr Turkowski, M.Sc. Civil Eng., Building Research Institute (ITB)

1150 – 1210

Open-Plan Apartments in UK: the Way Forward, Hadrien Fruton, M.Sc., AIFireE, Fire Engineer, Hoare Lea; Karl Wallasch, Dipl Ing, CEng, MIFireE, Associate, Hoare Lea

Radiative Heat Flux Calculations for Complex Geometries in the Context of Building Separation, Piotr Tofilo, Ph.D., Polish SFPE Chapter, The Main School of Fire Service

Technical Sessions

 

Session A: Fire Safety Performance

Everest Ballroom 2 & 3

Session B: Cases

Everest Ballroom 1

 

Moderator

Piotr Tofilo, Ph.D., Polish SFPE Chapter, The Main School of Fire Service

Moderator

Gabriele Vigne, Director, JVVA Fire & Risk

1310 – 1330

Fire Safety Performance Based Approach in a Historical Building in Light of Italian Standards, Luciano Nigro, P. Eng., President, Hughes Associate Europe; Simonetto Sacco, P. Eng., Board Director, Hughes Associates Europe

Holistic Design of a Great Building, Krzysztof Wolnicki, MEng, Fire Engineer, Arup

1330 – 1350

Assessment of Construction Stage External Fire Spread from Timber Buildings, Jianqiang Mai, Ph.D., MEng, BEng, CEng, MIFireE, Senior Lecturer, University of Central Lancashire

Fire Safety Design and Assurance in Modern Airport Terminal Buildings, Chris Hallam, Ph.D., BSc, CEng, MIFireE, Associate Fire Engineer, Hoare Lea

1350 – 1410

Managing Fire Risk For Vulnerable People – Accessibility Of Targeted Fire Preventive Measures, Karolina Storesund, M.Sc., Research Scientist, SP Fire Research AS; Anne Steen-Hansen, Ph.D., Research Manager, SP Fire Research AS

Battersea Power Station – Fire Engineering an Icon, David Quinn, BE CEng MIEI, Associate, BuroHappold Engineering

1410 – 1440

Performance-based Analyses of Prescriptive Code Solutions, Joseph Vaughn, P.E., Associate Manager – Pacific Rim, JENSEN HUGHES; Simon Goodhead, P.E., CEng, MIFireE, Director – Atlanta Office, JENSEN HUGHES

 

General Session

1510 – 1545

General Session: SFPE Strategic Plan

Michael Madden, P.E., FSFPE, Senior Fire Protection Engineer, AMEC Foster Wheeler

1545 – 1645

General Session: 60 minutes Roundtable with Chapter on Professional Recognition

Fire Safety in Switzerland: Certification, Qualification and Educational Challenges and Opportunities, James Bassett, M.Sc., FPE, EIT, Fire Protection Engineer, Swissi AG; Fire Engineering, the Missing Link, David Maeso, EurIng, CEng, MIFireE, Associate – Fire Engineering, Ramboll; Certification of Fire Experts Within the Building Control System, Caroline Bernelius Cronsioe, B.Sc., M.Sc., Fire Protection Engineer and Civil Engineer-Risk Management, The National Board of Housing, Building and Planning (Boverket)

1645 – 1715

General Session: Follow-up Discussion on Professional Recognition

Brian Meacham, Ph.D., P.E., CEng, FIFireE, FSFPE, Associate Professor, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Friday, 5 June 2015

General Session

0900 – 0930

Keynote Presentation: Lessons from 20+ years of Performance-Based Design in New Zealand?

Greg Baker, Chief Scientist, SP Fire Research

0930 – 1000

Keynote Presentation: The State of Fire Safety Engineering in Italy

Emanuele Gissi, Ph.D., MEng., Vice Dirigente, Ministero dell'Interno, Corpo nazionale dei Vigili del fuoco (Fire and Rescue Service)

Technical Sessions

Session A: Accidents & Tests

Everest Ballroom 2 & 3

Session B: Sustainability

Everest Ballroom 1

 

Moderator

Piotr Tofilo, Ph.D., Polish SFPE Chapter, The Main School of Fire Service

Moderator

Erik Almgren, Head of Fire Protection Öresund, Bengt Dahlgren Fire and Risk AB

1005 – 1025

Investigation of a Fire With Two Biogas Buses in City Traffic in Helsingborg, Sweden the 14 February 2012, Patrik Dahlberg, M.Sc., Senior Chief Investigator and IIC, Swedish Accident Investigation Authority

Fire Performance of Select ‘Green’ Building Features and Technologies, Drew Martin, Graduate Student, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Brian Meacham, Ph.D., P.E., CEng, FIFireE, FSFPE, Associate Professor, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

1025 – 1045

LPG In Car Parks – Results of Real Scale Test, Dorota Brzezińska, Ph.D., Technical University of Lodz, SFPE Polish Chapter

Fire Safety Engineering for Innovative and Sustainable Building Solutions, David Winberg, B.Sc., M.Sc., Project Leader, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden; Michael Strömgren, Research Scientist, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden; Björn Karlsson, Ph.D., Director General, Iceland Construction Authority; John Utstrand, Fire Safety Engineer, Professional Manager, COWI AS; Johan Norén, Fire Safety Engineer, Technical Director, Briab Brand & Riskingenjörerna AB

Technical Sessions

 

Session A: Evacuation

Everest Ballroom 2 & 3

Session B: Structures in Fire

Everest Ballroom 1

 

Moderator

Jimmy Jönsson, President, SFPE ECCG (Chair)

 

Moderator

Michael Strömgren, Research Scientist, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden (Chair)

1115 – 1135

Application of Evacuation Safety System for High‐Rise Hospital, Hiroaki Notake, Dr. Eng., Senior Research Engineer, Shimizu Corporation

Verification of Finite Element Codes for Calculating Temperature in Fire-Exposed Structures, Ulf Wickström, Ph.D., Professor, LTU Luleå University of Technology, Sweden; Ann Jeffers, Ph.D., Professor, University of Michigan

1135 – 1155

Use of Egress Model to Simulate Occupant Self-Evacuation Using Elevators, Amr A. Banjar, M.Sc., Fire Protection Engineer, Saudi Aramco

Probabilistic Study of the Resistance of a Concrete Structure according to Eurocode Natural Fire, Mohammad Heidari, M.Sc., Fire Safety Engineer, Fire Testing Center- CERIB

1155 – 1215

Safe Refuge Areas – A Reflection on the Incorporation of the Requirement in the Swedish Building Legislation, Axel Jönsson, M.Sc., B.Sc., Fire Safety Consultant, Brandskyddslaget AB; Kristin Andrée, Ph.D. Student, B.Sc., Fire Safety Consultant, Brandskyddslaget AB; Staffan Bengtson, Fire Safety Consultant, Brandskyddslaget AB

A Risk Based Approach for Selecting Design Fires for the Structural Fire Engineering of Arena Roofs, Panagiotis Kotsovinos, Ph.D., AIFireE, Fire Engineer, Arup

1215 – 1235

Ascending Stair Evacuation – A Research Project On Effects Of Fatigue, Walking Speed & Human Behavior, Johan Norén, Technical Director, Briab Brand & Riskingenjörerna AB; Mattias Delin, Senior Fire Safety Consultant, DeBrand Sverige AB

Fire Safety in Hotels With Massive Timber Structure - Finding Common Ground for the European Market and an Analytic Approach to Verify Sufficient Protection of a Combustible Load Bearing Structure, Pär Hansson, CEO, FSD Göteborg AB; Mattias Arnqvist, Fire Protection Consultant, FSD Göteborg AB

General Session

1335 – 1515

General Session: Developing Fire Safety Engineering Practice,

A Newcomer’s View on the Direction That PBFSE Should Take, Greg Baker, Chief Scientist, SP Fire Research; Assessing Variability in Engineer Selection of Tenability Criteria, Camille Levy, B.Sc. ME, M.Sc. FPE, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Drew Martin, B.Sc. ME, M.Sc. FPE, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; User Impact on FDS Simulations, Nils Johansson, BSc, MSc, Ph.D. Student, Department of Fire Safety Engineering, Lund University;

1515 – 1545

General Session: Summary & Closing Remarks

Jimmy Jönsson, President, SFPE ECCG

1545

Conference Adjourns

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