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8 June 2017
BRE Watford

The Third Annual BRE Fire Research Conference

Details :

Following on from strong demand and a positive reception from all sectors, the Fire Research Conference will be a firm fixture of BRE’s annual events and CPD programme.

The Third Fire Research Conference will be held on the 8th June 2017. Reflecting BRE’s standing in the field of fire behaviour research and fire performance testing, the programme will reveal the diversity and influence of BRE’s research activities, working with government and major stakeholders on pressing areas for investigation and improvement in fire protection and fire risk management.

Our fire experts carry out a wide range of research projects that are of great value to the industry.  The Fire Research Conference will disseminate this vital information and give delegates the opportunity to meet and network with like-minded professionals from across fire-related communities.

Why attend

This is a rare opportunity to update your technical knowledge, network with speakers and colleagues, and learn directly from the experts about advances in fire safety and standards development.

Event programme

Time      Presentation

Registration and coffee on arrival

09:45   Spacecraft fire safety – ignition, flame spread, detection and extinction in microgravity


Professor Grunde Jomaas, University of Edinburgh

10:30   Multi-sensor detector capabilities and false alarm reduction

  Raman Chagger, BRE Global
10.55   Tea and coffee

11:15   Innovations in fire suppression and addressing the knowledge gaps

  Dr Louise Jackman, BRE Global
11:40   Investigation of fires – revealing the real issues

  Ciara Holland, BRE Global
12:05   Fire incidents involving photovoltaic systems

  Christine Coonick, National Solar Centre
12:30   LUNCH
Posters, computer modelling demonstrations and networking

13:25   Enabling airports through fire engineering  

  Carl Sherwood, BRE Global  
14:00   Strategies for firefighting in basements  

  Dr Agustin H. Majdalani, University of Edinburgh
14:25   Deficiencies in passive fire protection: identifying and managing the risks

  Jeremy Ockenden, BRE Global
14.50   Tea and coffee break

15:10   Fire performance of modern methods of construction

  Jeremy Fraser-Mitchell, BRE
15:35   CE marking and the opportunities around BREXIT

  Dr Debbie Smith, BRE Global
16:00   CLOSE

    Tours of the Burn Hall and the Innovation Park


Intended audience

architects, designers, engineers, building control officers, local authorities, housing associations, manufacturers, fire safety consultants, NHS, fire services, transport and insurance industry.

For more information:
Laura Cox
0333 321 88 11