Webinar Facade Fire Safety


NEN, SFPE and BBN (organize Webinar Facade Fire Safety

NEN, SFPE and BBN are organizing a webinar about fire safety of facades. The latest scientific insights are shared by speakers from different parts of Europe. The webinar is organized for everyone who is involved in fire safety of facades and is interested in the latest scientific developments.

Worldwide there are examples of large and sometimes uncontrollable building fires, mainly involving facades. The fire in the Grenfell Tower is one of them, but there are many more of these examples. This has attracted the attention of experts in the field and prompted them to improve the fire safety of facades.

More insight

Fire testing of facade structures also led to more insight. In the webinar “Facade Fire Safety” these latest scientific insights are clearly shared for further knowledge acquisition. Participants can ask questions via the Q&A chat.

Speakers and organization of the webinar

Dr. Angus Law (University of Edinburgh), Lars Boström (RISE), Eric Guillaume (Efectis) and Sven Eeckhout (Belgian research organization BBRI) inform the participants about the latest developments. All people who are involved in fire safety of facades and who want to increase their knowledge, are very welcome. Registration is free of charge.




Tuesday 6 October 2020
The importance of this Façade Fire Safety webinar
Chairman: Birgitte Messerschmidt
In depth discussion on learnings of high rise façade fires. What is the current scientific state of the art?
Angus Law
Questions and Anwers
Destructive, large scale façade testing; what is state of the art and how can you get to comparable results?
Lars Boström
Questions and Answers
Coffee break
Modelling façade fire; what are the latest developments?
Eric Guillaume
Questions and Answers
What should regulators and enforcers do to at least maintain a minimum level? How should a minimum level be defined and what measures would provide extra safety?
Sven Eeckhout
Questions and Answers
Wrap up and conclusions
Chairman: Birgitte Messerschmidt