Fire Safety 2021

Fire Safety Challenges of Timber Buildings
Wednesday, September 15th, 2021

At the international conference “Fire Safety Conference 2021”, on September 15th, 2021, organized by SZPV in cooperation with CFPA-E, fire safety will be discussed as one of the starting points for sustainable planning, construction and use of buildings. We especially want to focus on the use of wood as a building material from the point of view of fire safety based on modern knowledge.

The conference will be held in English. It will be led by ddr. Aleš Jug.

Conference fee and registration: 50 € plus VAT, Register today: Registration form

The program of the SZPV & CFPA Europe conference

Conference program
09.45 – Registration
10.00 – 10.15: Conference Openings
• Milan Hajduković, president of SZPV
• Tommy Arvidsson, director of CFPA Europe
• Tanja Fajon, MEP

Panel 1: 10.15 – 11.00: Design Objectives for Timber buildings – Codes, guidelines, and fire risk evaluations
• Björn Karlsson, Associate Professor, University of Iceland & CFPA Europe: Comparing the Fire Risk in a Timber Frame Building and a Concrete Frame Building – Design Strategies to diminish fire risk

11.00 – 11.10 Coffe break / Time for sponsor presentations
Panel 2: 11.10 – 12.30: Practical experiences
• Nik Kumer, Bruno Dujič: Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) – Fire Safety depends on Details
• Srečo Klemenčič: Fire stopping of service installations in timber fire separating elements
• Aleš Jug: Firefighting in timber buildings
• Nataša Knez, ZAG: Improvement of reaction to fire properties of wood by treatment with mineralization

12.30 – 12.45 Coffe break / Time for sponsor presentations
Panel 3: 12.45 – 13.30: Research and Future Steps
• Robert Pečenko, Tomaž Hozjan (UL FGG) in Sabina Huč (UL FKKT): Fire resistance of timber structures – research and development of design methods
• Friderik Knez, ZAG: Boosting fire research in Slovenia and South Central Europe with EU funded ERA Chair
13.30 – 14.00 Wrapping up the conference – discussion + Q&A