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New Developments and Challenges in Fire Safety

  • Date(s)
    Wednesday, 26 March 2014
  • Time(s)
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Fee

    Members: €245
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  • CPD Credit

Seminar Overview

This one-day seminar organised by the Fire & Safety Division of Engineers Ireland will cover a broad range of topics affecting fire safety professionals, from legislative to case study examples.  
Presentations will address the introduction of the new I.S. 3218 Fire Detection and Alarm Systems standard and the new Building Control (Amendment) Regulations soon to come into force. 
There will be an exploration into the latest developments in fire suppression systems. A presentation will also be given comparing Fire Safety Regulation in Ireland and Poland as well as a presentation on the structural failure during the twin tower disaster.  
The panel of speakers for the seminar includes Design Consultants, Professional Fire Safety Engineers, Contractors and Regulators specialising in the above areas. 

Seminar Aim

The aim of the seminar will be to inform fire safety practitioners, both public and private sector, of the latest developments and best practice in important aspects of fire safety design and management.

Who Should Attend

This seminar is addressed at professional engineers and architects, fire safety engineers, building control officers, fire officers, contractors, engineering students and regulators. It will be an opportunity for those interested in solving problems in the practice of building design and of fire safety engineering to meet other professionals and to update skills in these areas. 


  • Calum McMillan, Chartered Engineer, Arup - Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 
  • Frank Pierce, Apollo Fire Detectors Ltd - New IS: 3218 standard
  • Piotr Smardz, Chartered Engineer, INBEPO - Fire Safety Regulation, a comparative perspective, Ireland v Poland
  • Barbara Lane, Arup - Structural Failure and the Twin Towers
  • Paul Kennedy, Automatic Fire & Integrated Solutions - Early Suppression Fast Response (ESFR) Sprinkler Systems
  • Pat Conneely , Health & Safety Authority - Dublin Port Fire Main
  • Robert Sherman, Chartered Engineer, MMI Engineering, Process Safety & Barrier Management
  • Aidan O'Connor, Health Service Executive, Fire Safety initiatives within the HSE
  • Ray Puttock, EMS Radio Fire & Security Systems Ltd, EN54-23 Visual Alarm Devices & Application



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26 March 2014