Editor, IFSEC Global

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James Moore is the Editor of IFSEC Global, the leading resource for security and fire news in the industry. James was previously Editor of Professional Heating & Plumbing Installer magazine.
November 25, 2019

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Bookings open for BRE Fire Research Conference 2020

BRE-FireConference-19BRE will be holding its fifth Fire Research Conference on 13th February 2020, designed to reflect its standing in the field of fire behaviour research and fire performance testing. The event is being held at the organisation’s HQ in Watford.

The programme is set to reveal the diversity and influence of BRE’s research activities, demonstrating how it works with major stakeholders and government on pressing areas for investigation and improvement in fire protection and fire risk management.

The Conference will also allow attendees the chance to network with like-minded professionals in the fire industry. The intended audience covers:

  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing
  • Housing
  • Transport
  • Government
  • Academic
  • Emergency
  • Any other related sector

The online price is £150 per person, plus VAT. The event programme is as follows:


09:30 Registration, tea and coffee
10:00 Welcome and Introduction Dr Debbie Smith OBE

Managing Director, BRE Global

10:15 Keynote Address – CFD simulations for fire safety science and fire safety engineering Prof. Bart Merci

Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Ghent University

11:00 Revision of BS 7974 and its accompanying Published Documents Roger Harrison

Technical Director, BRE Global

11:25 Networking Break
11:50 Guidance for domestic watermist systems Corinne Williams / Louise Jackman

Principal Consultant, Fire Safety, BRE Global / Principal Consultant, Fire Suppression, BRE Global

12:15 Causes of fire fatalities and serious fire injuries in Scotland and ways to reduce them Raman Chagger

Principal Consultant, Fire Safety, BRE Global

12:40 Networking Lunch & Innovation Park Tours
13:45 Determining the optimum replacement period for smoke detectors in domestic and commercial environments Gemma Forbes-Pepitone

Consultant, Fire Safety, BRE Global

14:10 Characteristics of modern domestic fires Corinne Williams

Principal Consultant, Fire Safety, BRE Global

14:35 Networking Break
15:00 The importance of fire safety within architectural design and services Graham Lee

Principal Consultant, Building Technology, BRE Global

15:25 Fire performance of cladding materials Tom Lennon / Octavian Lalu

Principal Consultant / Fire Safety Scientist, BRE Global

16:00 Event close


Book on to the BRE Fire Research Conference 2020 here.

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