Fire safety design: we need to talk about timber

Technical Lecture Series

The 2018 UK government ban on the use of combustible materials on new high-rise homes has significant implications for large scale timber buildings. This lecture explores fire safety design of CLT (cross-laminated timber) construction and the professional obligations of engineers working on such projects.
The lecture, focused at working with CLT, will cover:
  • State-of-the-art mass timber research
  • Discussions of existing projects
  • Compliance with Building Regulations
About the speaker

Dr Angus Law holds the Building Research Establishment Lectureship in Fire Safety Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. He has previously held positions at The University of Queensland Australia, and as a fire safety engineer for Ove Arup and Partners in the UK.
In the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire, Dr Law has advised the UK Government’s Expert Panel on Fire Safety; contributed to the Dame Judith Hackitt review on Building Regulations; and supported the University of Edinburgh’s Expert Witness work for the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

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This lecture will be livestreamed from 18:00 GMT. To view use the registration button, selecting registration type 'watch online'.

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Unable to watch live? The lecture will be added to the Institution’s YouTube channel after the event.

The Technical Lecture Series is sponsored by Trimble.

Event Information

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Event Status
Places Available

Event Date

17:30 for 18:00

Free to attend

The Institution of Structural Engineers, 47-58 Bastwick Street, London, EC1V 3PS, UK

Dr Angus Law

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