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News and Market The almost 40 lectures represented a wide spectrum of topics. Post-report 11th Conference on Performance-Based Codes and Fire Safety Design Methods How are Japanese engineers planning fire protection in an underground car park? How does Australia manage that in construction projects fire protection issues are taken into account right from the beginning? What is included in the guidelines for fire protection engineers in Singapore? Answers to these questions and many other presentations on fire protection engineering methods and regulations were being listened to by more than 150 fire protection engineers from 29 countries that came to Warsaw from the 23rd to 25th May 2016 for the 11th Conference on Performance- Based Codes and Fire Safety Design Methods. Since 1996, the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) organised this conference at different locations every two years. The mixture of international networking and top-quality lectures that, in two forums, covered a broad field of practical experience up to the result of university results attracted fire protection specialists from throughout the world to Poland‘s capitol city. Next to many Europeans and US Americans (the SFPE had it origin there, and most members), participants from Australia, Japan, Israel, Malaysia, Singapore and the Gulf Region also travelled here. The almost 40 topics that were treated on the three conference days covered amongst others: Towards a Next Generation Performance Based Building Regulatory System Architecture Hand Calculations, Zone Models and CFD – Areas of Disagreement and Limits of Application in Practical Fire Protection Engineering Fire Safety Engineering for Innovative and Sustainable Building Solutions Fire Safety of Staircases in Multi- Storey Buildings - The Results of Measurements in Buildings and Simulations Use of CFD in the Performance- Based Design for Fire Safety in the Oil and Gas Sector Virtual Compartment: An Alternative Approach to Means of Egress Design in Airport Pedestrian Tunnel. The lecture programme was supplemented by the presentation of case studies. In doing so, teams from different countries worked on solutions for one and the same problem placed. One after another, the teams of the countries each made 15 minute presentations as to how the tasks placed could be solved in the scope of the respective national regulations. Then the most important questions were discussed with the entire plenum. In the first case study round, the planning of an underground car park was discussed. In doing so, the teams examined, amongst others, if a sprinkler could be omitted and how the evacuation of a long „dead-end“ in the rear area of the garage can be ensured. With this task, the teams came to similar solutions, e.g., no team wanted to do without a sprinkler system. A significant difference in the approach and the solutions processed were the results of the second case study session on the 24th May where the fire protection for an industrial facility should be dimensioned with three very different utilisation units. Here the teams were even more creative and suggested, amongst others, an oxygen reduction system for an archive area, or recommend the connection of two or three utilisation areas with respective structural compartmentalization. The possibility to get to know many dif ferent approaches, gather experience, solutions and research results for fire protection engineering methods in a short period as well as the collegial collaboration makes the unique character of this international conference. The Polish SFPE chapter as well as the Polish facility Main School of Fire Service (SGSP) and Building Research Institute (ITB) supported the conference. www.sfpr.org Source: FeuerTRUTZ No less than eight Japanese fire protection engineers came to Warsaw in order to present their solution for an underground car park. Source: FeuerTRUTZ 26 FeuerTRUTZ International 2.2016


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