Adequacy in structural fire engineering
Date & Time

2 October 2019
18:00 - 19:30

Location

47-58 Bastwick Street, London
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Price

Free

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Adequacy in structural fire engineering

Date & Time

2 October 2019
18:00 - 19:30

Location

47-58 Bastwick Street, London
View on Google Maps

Price

Free

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Luke Bisby discusses 'fire resistance’ design, how Chartered Structural Engineers can be confident that they have discharged their professional duties when designing structures for fire, and how they can assess whether their approach is appropriate.

It is a commonly held view that Part A of the Building Regulations is the domain of the structural engineer, and that Part B is the domain of the Architect or Fire Engineer. But Chartered Structural Engineers are bound by their professional Code of Conduct to comply with the Building Regulations as a whole.

B3(1) of the Building Regulations requires that buildings “shall be designed and constructed so that, in the event of a fire, [their] stability will be maintained for a reasonable period”.

This lecture will provide an overview of relevant regulation and the historical basis for the current predominant structural fire design approaches used by structural engineers, and is motivated by a desire to assist Chartered Structural Engineers in discharging their professional duties with respect to fire.

 

Speaker

Prof Luke Bisby FIStructE holds a Personal Chair in Fire and Structures within the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. He is a member of the Standing Committee on Structural Safety (SCOSS) and Confidential Reporting on Structural Safety (CROSS), and he is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Fire Safety Journal - the official journal of the International Association for Fire Safety Science.

 

Watch Online

This lecture will be livestreamed from 18:00 GMT. To view use the 'book a place' button and select 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 our YouTube channel after the event.

Contact

Email - [email protected]

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