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1 Building Research Establishment Institution of Fire Engineers Fire and Sustainability Workshop Watford - 14 October

2 Programme PresentationsPresentations BRE Innovation Park tourBRE Innovation Park tour Group discussionsGroup discussions FeedbackFeedback Panel discussionPanel discussion Summary and closeSummary and close

3 The Issues - a personal view [UK] Government papers mention little of fire[UK] Government papers mention little of fire Construction materialsConstruction materials Reduce use of conventional materials (steel, brick, concrete, glass) Reduce use of conventional materials (steel, brick, concrete, glass) Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) Timber frame building issues Timber frame building issues Fire retardants – new replacements less effectiveFire retardants – new replacements less effective Ventilation – effects on fire growth (possible backdraft?)Ventilation – effects on fire growth (possible backdraft?) Reduced time to flashover – circa 20 mins.Reduced time to flashover – circa 20 mins. 3

4 Presentations BREEAM - Alan Yates, BRE GlobalBREEAM - Alan Yates, BRE Global Architect – Peter Capelhorn, Scott BrownriggArchitect – Peter Capelhorn, Scott Brownrigg Structural Fire – Tom Lennon, BRE GlobalStructural Fire – Tom Lennon, BRE Global Fire Safety – Martin Shipp, BRE GlobalFire Safety – Martin Shipp, BRE Global 4

5 Feedback – Group Discussion 1 5

6 Feedback – Group Discussion 2 6

7 Conclusions 7

8 Special Interest Group IFE has set up a new SIGIFE has set up a new SIG Objectives:Objectives: To monitor sustainability-driven developments in the built environment To monitor sustainability-driven developments in the built environment To encourage professional discussion and debate To encourage professional discussion and debate To share best practices globally To share best practices globally To support and develop guides and standards To support and develop guides and standards To influence decision makers in all aspects of building (design, construction and management) about fire engineering issues To influence decision makers in all aspects of building (design, construction and management) about fire engineering issues On line facility fully available immediately for IFE membersOn line facility fully available immediately for IFE members View and comment facility for othersView and comment facility for others Link: 8


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