Fire research conference

Research shaping the future of fire safety design and management was outlined to a packed auditorium at the second annual BRE Fire Research Conference which took place recently (June 2016).

Experts discussed newly published and current BRE research related to both passive and active fire protection, ranging from roof void compartmentation and fire safety in open plan flats, to sprinkler systems in housing and the problem of false fire alarms.

More than 150 delegates from across the UK and overseas, including the Middle East, attended the day event held at BRE’s headquarters and science park in Garston, near Watford.

Reflecting BRE’s standing in the field of fire behaviour research and fire performance testing, the diverse programme of ten speakers attracted a wide range of stakeholders. Among attendees were architects, engineers, building control officers, local authorities, housing associations, manufacturers, fire safety consultants, and representatives from the NHS, fire services, academia and insurance industry.

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