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RESCHEDULED - Fire Deaths in Single-Family Homes – New Research Studying Fuel Volatility and Ventilation

Most fire deaths occur in residential buildings, specifically in single-family homes. The increased airtightness correlating to energy efficiency in these buildings could be changing the way fires develop, potentially impacting the safety of occupants and responding firefighters. This presentation will outline research currently underway at the University of Waterloo on fire and smoke spread relative to fuel volatility and ventilation.

Start date: 
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 17:30
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Fire Deaths in Single-Family Homes – New Research Studying Fuel Volatility and Ventilation

Most fire deaths occur in residential buildings, specifically in single-family homes. The increased airtightness correlating to energy efficiency in these buildings could be changing the way fires develop, potentially impacting the safety of occupants and responding firefighters. This presentation will outline research currently underway at the University of Waterloo on fire and smoke spread relative to fuel volatility and ventilation.

Start date: 
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 17:00
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SFPE Seminars in Ottawa April 23-24, 2019

Energize Your Professional Edge with 
SFPE Seminars This April


Revive your energy and interest in new skills after a hard winter. Renew your growing professional knowledge through the spring 2019 seminars from SFPE on a variety of practical topics, including Understanding Human Behavior in Fires and Performance-Based Design and the Codes, April 23-24 in Ottawa, Canada.

Start date: 
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 08:00

Assessment of Industrial fire risks/mitigation measures

IndustrialThe assessment of industrial fire and associated risks for the purpose of underwriting insurance and mitigating fire risks has a history going back to the middle of the 1800s.

Ongoing research into fire risk, floods windstorm and other require considerations of reliability and resilience have to be taken into account.

Start date: 
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 17:30
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Structural fire engineering: A ‘First Principles’ Approach

The concept of fire resistance developed as result of historical fires such as the great fire of London in 1666. In the aftermath of the fire the use of non-combustible materials, fire walls, parapets and other means of controlling fire spread were introduced.

 The assessment of fire resistance in the last century or so has relied on the time temperature curve which varies relatively slightly between various international standards: such as CAN ULC S-101 in this country.

Start date: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 17:30
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