Fire engineering – an introduction for structural engineers (Postponed)
Date & Time

7 April 2020
09:30 for 10:00. Finishes at 16:00



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Fire engineering – an introduction for structural engineers (Postponed)

Date & Time

7 April 2020
09:30 for 10:00. Finishes at 16:00



Availability Postponed

Due to concerns relating to the Covid-19 epidemic, this event has been postponed.

A CPD course on fire engineering intended for structural engineers seeking to expand their understanding of and skills in tackling design for structures in fire conditions.

Course aims

The principles of fire engineering, the behaviour and design of common structural materials and members, and how real structures perform in fire.

Entry criteria

Some exposure to design for fire and knowledge of terminology would be of benefit.


Professor Roger Plank FIStructE

Roger recently retired as Professor of Structural Engineering/Architecture at the University of Sheffield, where he established an internationally renowned research group studying the behaviour of building structures in fire.

The software developed for modelling this formed the basis of the commercial package Vulcan, which subsequently won BT’s prestigious software innovation award, and is now widely recognised as a leader in its field.

Roger continues to undertake research and consultancy in fire engineering and is a Director of Vulcan Solutions, a specialist company offering fire engineering software and consultancy services.

He has held a number of prominent positions in both the steel construction sector and the Institution of Structural Engineers, serving as President in 2011.

Jenny Burridge MIStructE, Head of Structural Engineering, The Concrete Centre

Jenny is a Chartered Civil and Structural Engineer with more than 30 years’ experience in the construction industry. She has worked for Arup and AECOM designing award winning buildings in both the UK and mainland Europe.

As Head of Structural Engineering she leads a team of engineers advising clients, engineers and architects on the most efficient and effective uses of concrete

Jenny is the UK representative on the CEN task group looking at revisions to the fire part of Eurocode 2.


To secure a place on the course please book your ticket online using the Eventbrite link. Please do not send any cheques to IStructE headquarters. For any further queries regarding the booking please email [email protected] and request further instructions.

Additional Attendee Information

This course will qualify for one day of CPD and is recognised by the Institution.  A certificate will be issued to all attendees.

Registration starts at 09:30.

Sandwiches and beverages will be served during the break.

Parking will be arranged on the campus car park.


Email - [email protected]

Name - Edward Bromhead

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