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    BRE Fire Conference 2015

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    11 June 2015
    BRE Watford

    Details

    The Fire Group at BRE is engaged in wide ranging research commissioned by both the government and private sector, into the issues of significance to the fire industry. On 11th June 2015, BRE will be holding a Fire Research Conference to present the outcomes from this leading edge research on a broad range of topics. We are also pleased to announce Professor Albert Simeoni, as the key note speaker and world leading expert on wildland fires.   

    IFE 5.5 CPD

    Why attend

    This is a rare opportunity to update your technical knowledge, network with speakers and colleagues, and learn directly from the experts about advances in fire safety and standards development.

    Event programme

    09.00 Registration, Tea and Coffee     
    09.30 Welcome and Introduction   Dr Debbie Smith OBE,
    BRE Global
    09.45 Understanding How Wildland Fires Spread and Quantifying their Impact   Professor Albert Simeoni,
    University of Edinburgh
    10.30 External fire spread and building separation distances  

    Richard Chitty,
    BRE Global

    10.55 Tea and Coffee break    
    11.15 Compartment sizes – are they still fit for purpose?  

    Tom Lennon,
    BRE Global

    11.40 The causes of false alarms in buildings and their mitigation   Raman Chagger,
    BRE Global
    12.05 A cost benefit analysis for sprinklers in tall buildings (above 30m) for life safety  

    Dr Corinne Williams/
    Dr Jeremy Fraser-Mitchell,
    BRE Global

    12.30 Watermist systems as an alternative to sprinklers  

    Dr Louise Jackman,
    BRE Global

    12.55 Lunch (and poster session)    
    13.45 A study of the evacuation and means of escape requirements for the mobility impaired   James Lavender,
    BRE Global
    14.10 Development of a standard for personal fire protection systems for life safety   Nigel Firkins,
    BRE Global
    14.35 Home-based health and social care – considerations of the fire safety implications   Dr Koo Sung-Han,
    BRE Global
    15.00 Tea and Coffee break    
    15.30

    Why do design fires matter?

      Carl Sherwood,
    BRE Global
    15.55 Assessing the impact of fire on some electrical cable supports and fixings   Dr David Crowder/
    Ciara Holland,
    BRE Global
    16.20 Characterisation of the fire issues associated with mobility scooters    Martin Shipp,
    BRE Global
    16.45 CLOSE    

     IFE 5.5 CPD

    For more information:

    Helen Ball
    ballh@bre.co.uk
    01923 664303

    For more information

    Helen Ball
    ballh@bre.co.uk
    01923 664303