Structural Fire Engineering: A performance-based approach

Technical Lecture Series

Severe fires that affect the structure are fortunately quite rare. Yet, structural fire protection of the main frame remains an important part of the overall fire strategy of the building.
This lecture will make the case that the structural engineer should be responsible for the design of structural fire protection systems rather than prescriptive guidance.
Topics addressed:

  • Tools and techniques that can be used to design efficient structural fire protection systems
  • Case studies on the successful application of performance-based approaches
  • Functional requirements of the Building Regulations can be met in a safe, sustainable and cost-effective manner

About the speaker

Mark O’Connor is a Director and Head of Specialists in WSP's Property and Buildings business. He is responsible for advanced structural analysis, CFD analysis, fire engineering, facades and facades access, security consulting & vertical transportation.

Mark has over 30 years’ experience in structural engineering consultancy and structural steel research. He was involved in the major fire testing programme at Cardington, UK (1995 – 1996), which remains the largest fire testing carried out on a real structural frame.

Watch online

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

Please note that currently the livestream is not optimised for mobile/tablet viewing so we strongly recommend you to view via a PC/laptop.

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

Eventbrite - Structural Fire Engineering: A performance-based approach

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Event Date

17:30 for 18:00

Free To Attend

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

Mark O’Connor

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