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Second Mini-Symposium and Workshop on Design for Fire Resistance in Structures
Recent large fires in residential and industrial complexes across the region and nation have triggered a need for education about fire safety in building design, construction and maintenance.
This two-day symposium will focus on the theoretical and practical aspects of fire engineering in relation to structural stability in fire. The speakers will initiate an introduction to the concepts of fire engineering of structures and safety, and will present recent technological advancements. The response of steel and concrete structures during fire, including transportation structures, will be discussed, along with strategies for enhancing their fire performance.
The symposium will focus on the design, behavior and analytical modeling of structural systems under extreme fire conditions and material properties at elevated temperatures. Guidelines for enhancing the fire resistance of structural systems will be presented. The latest philosophies in performance-based fire safety design and analysis of structures in fire will be presented along with evidence from real building fires.
Changes due to elevated temperatures in the mechanical properties of construction materials, such as steel, concrete and advanced engineered materials such as fiber reinforced polymers (FRP) used in strengthening structural materials, will be discussed. The effect on design of structures with such changes in the material properties at elevated temperatures will be covered.
The objective of this symposium is to teach participants about the behavior and analytical modeling of structural systems under extreme fire conditions and material properties at elevated temperatures.
Day 1 is open to the public. It is free of charge. For attendance confirmation, please email Ms. Lenita Percival [email protected] no later than May 1, 2014.
Day 2 is a workshop day. The registration fee is $300 (AED 1100).