Many congratulations to Edinburgh PhD graduate Dr Barbara Lane, Technology Group Leader at Arup and Visiting Professor of Fire Safety Engineering at the University of Edinburgh, on her election as Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng).
Dr Ricky Carvel, Lecturer in Combustion & Fire Dynamics in the Institute for Infrastructure and Environment, was honoured to receive the ISTSS Achievement Award 2018 at the 8th International Symposium on Tunnel Safety and Security in Borås, Sweden, on 15th March.
There is substantial evidence that construction with combustible linings present a higher external fire spread hazard than conventional buildings. Architects and engineers are increasingly seeking to use this material on an ever-larger scale; it is therefore necessary to quantify the relevant hazards, and take steps to mitigate the potential risks.
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position within the BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. The successful candidate will contribute to research as part of the project “Firebrand flux and condition system: Towards a sensor-based method to quantify firebrands produced during WUI fires” funded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and supervised by Dr Rory Hadden. Increasing the resilience of communities in the wildland urban interface (WUI) is a key priority in the USA, southern Europe, and Australia.
We are seeking to hire a research associate at postdoctoral level to manage a research programme on basement fires. The successful applicant will have to design lab-scale experiments relevant to basement fires and to use the experimental results to develop operational guidance for the fire services.
As part of a DETR funded PiT (Partners in Technology) project the BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering (previously the Structures in Fire Group) conducted extensive computational and analytical studies of the behaviour of steel-framed composite structures in fire conditions. This work was undertaken in collaboration with Corus PLC and Imperial College London. The results were presented in the form of a main report, which identified the main findings, together with numerous supplementary reports which explored various phenomena in detail. The reports produced at Edinburgh are available for download as indicated below.