The Licentiate thesis provides new recommendations for the design of stainless steel columns. Bjorn Uppfeldt´s work attracted international interest. In the subsequent workshop an interesting exchange of experiences have taken place.
Following issues discussed at the workshop were:
- Is it possible to design unprotected one storey steel buildings?
- How one can make it in Sweden and in Europe?
- What type of collapse occurs in fire-exposed halls?
- What kind of research is left to be done for the fire exposed steelwork?
- What knowledge is needed to assess the safety of buildings exposed to fire?
It was rewarding for our students, active consultants and experts from the Swedish National Board of Housing, Building and Planning to listen on to how to make fire engineering analysis of single storey buildings in Luxembourg, Finland, United Kingdom and how the rules for progressive collapse was created in Sweden. First rules were created in the late 60-ies after the well-known accident at Ronan Point, United Kingdom.
Lively discussions went on overtime and the workshop ended one hour after the appointed time. Everyone was impressed with how quickly a link to Luxembourg could be established after Olivier Vassart problems with the flights.
Left row from top:
Jonas Axelsson, Fire Consultant, Stockholm
Dr. Jyri Outinen, Ruukki Construction
Prof. Markku Heinisuo, Tampere University of Technology
Lars Antonsson, WSP
Lovisa Johansson, M. Sc. Fire Safety Engineering, LTU
Lisa Broberg, M. Sc. Fire Safety Engineering, LTU
Lars-Olov Bjorkstad, M. Sc. Fire Safety Engineering, LTU
Right row from the top:
Hakan Lantz, WSP
Anders Johansson, Swedish National Board of Housing, Building and Planning
Bjorn Mattsson, Swedish National Board of Housing, Building and Planning
Bjorn Uppfeldt, SBN / LTU
Prof. Milan Veljkovic, LTU
The workshop was also attended by Professor Emeritus Bernt Johansson and Dr. David Lange, SP, missing at the photo above.