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An Integrated Approach to Fire Safety Engineering

  • Date(s)
    Friday, 23 November 2018
  • Time(s)
    9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Fee

    This is a free to attend workshop. However, registration is required. 

    Please complete the online registration form with your details.

  • CPD Credit
    5 hours   C1

Workshop aim

LOCAFI+ and Column fire design guidance

The purpose of this one day workshop is to disseminate recent research and developments in the area of structural fire engineering, giving consultants the tools to provide clients with the most cost effective design solutions and present this information in a manner to highlight the benefits that can be gained from the methodology for the fire design of columns under localised fire.

During the workshop printed and electronic version of the data will be distributed to the participants.

The data consists of all the presentations, documents and freely available software.

The workshop is organised by Ulster University: Prof Ali Nadjai (Chair): FireSERT Director in conjunction with Engineers Ireland's Fire and Safety Division and with sponsorship from the European Commission.


A new simplified calculation method based on the equations contained in the Annex C combined with the concept of Annex G of EN 1991-1-2 has been developed within LOCAFI project and validated against experimental measurements and numerical results. This method allows to determine the heat flux impinging a vertical member, located at some distance from the fire source, whatever its orientation.

The  Book covers examples:

•design industrial building
•design  office building
•design open car park
9.00 – 9.20 Registration
9.20 – 9.30 Opening Address
John Barry, Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government
9.30 – 9.50 Locafi+ Project Introduction and experimental tests and calibration
Ali Nadjai, FireSERT, Ulster University
9.50 – 10.10 Prescriptive approaches to structural fire & watch-its
William Ward, BB7 Dublin Office 
10.10 – 10.30 Locafi+ Analytical method and validation
Francois Hanus, Arcelor Mittal Global, Luxembourg 
10.30 – 10.50 Coffee Break
10.50 – 11.10 Locafi+ Fire resistance
Francois Hanus, Arcelor Mittal Global, Luxembourg 
11.10 – 11.30 Locafi+ Use of Software for localised fire in Compartment
Marion Charlier, Arcelor Mittal Global, Luxembourg 
11.30 – 12.00 Panel Discussion
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 – 13.20 Locafi+ Worked Example, 
Olivier Vassart, Arcelor Mittal Global, Luxembourg
13.20 – 13.40 Localised fire on glazing panel
Michael Quinn, Michael Slattery Associates
13.40 – 14.00 Performance of slim flooring system in fire situation
Naveed Alam, FireSERT Ulster University
14.00 – 14.20 Making Fire Safety Personal
Jason Walker & Neil Cornett, First Reaction Ltd.
14.20– 14.30     Education Opportunities at Ulster University
Karen Boyce, FireSERT Ulster University
14.30 – 14.50 Panel Discussion
14.50 – 15.00 Closing Remarks

The workshop is part of the objectives of the Locafi+ project  sponsored by Coal and Steel.






Register to attend

To register to attend please complete the online form with your details.