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Olivier Vasart to the left, the link from Luxembourg, and Milan Veljkovic, LTU,  to the right.
Olivier Vasart to the left, the link from Luxembourg, and Milan Veljkovic, LTU, to the right. View original picture , opens in new tab/window

International workshop on Fire Safety Design

Published: 26 April 2012

2012 04 23 - Lulea University of Technology. Olivier Vasart opposed on Bjorn Uppfeldt´s licentiate thesis and participated to the subsequent workshop by a video link, ad hoc established, between LTU and ArcelorMittal, Luxembourg.

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.

Internationell Workshop

Left row from top:

Jonas Axelsson, Fire Consultant, Stockholm
Dr. Jyri Outinen, Ruukki Construction
Prof. Markku Heinisuo, Tampere University of Technology
Lars Antonsson, WSP
Students:
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.

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The fire in the Ronan Point, UK

Fire Protection Engineer, 210.0 Credits

Björn Uppfeldt´s Licentiate thesis

Education in new fire safety rules