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    BRE Fire Research Conference 2018

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    18 September 2018
    BRE Watford

    The Fourth Annual BRE Fire Research Conference



    The Fourth Fire Research Conference will be held on the 18th September 2018. Reflecting BRE’s standing in the field of fire behaviour research and fire performance testing, the programme will reveal the diversity and influence of BRE’s research activities, working with government and major stakeholders on pressing areas for investigation and improvement in fire protection and fire risk management.

    Our fire experts carry out a wide range of research projects that are of great value to the industry.  The Fire Research Conference will disseminate this vital information and give delegates the opportunity to meet and network with like-minded professionals from across fire-related communities.

    Event programme


    Registration & Refreshments 


    10:00 Welcome & Introduction

    Dr Debbie Smith OBE

    Managing Director, BRE Global


    Keynote - International Standards and their relevance to the Modern Built Environment


    Prof Patrick Van Hees

    Chair of ISO TC92 Fire Safety

    11:00 New Guidance for the Spill Plume in Smoke Control Design

    Roger Harrison

    Technical Director, Fire Safety, BRE Global


    Networking Break

    11:50 Fire Statistics – an overview

    Jeremy Fraser-Mitchell

    Senior Consultant, Fire Safety, BRE Global

    12:15 Security Assessment of Buildings

    Gavin Jones

    Product Development Manager, Sabre, BRE Global


    Networking Lunch & Innovation Park tours

    13:45 Fire Performance of Tunnel Linings

    Tom Lennon

    Principal Consultant, Fire Safety, BRE Global

    14:10 Using the multi-sensor research findings to reduce false alarms

    Raman Chagger

    Principal Consultant, Fire Safety, BRE Global


    Networking Break


    The Behaviour of External Thermal Insulated Composite Systems

    Octavian Lalu

    Scientist, Fire Safety, BRE Global

    15:25 Urgent Research on Cladding Fires

    Angus Law

    Lecturer, University of Edinburgh


    Event Close


    Intended audience

    Insurance, manufacturing, housing, transport, government, academic, emergency and other sectors

    For more information:

    0333 321 88 11

    For more information

    0333 321 88 11