Program

TECHNICAL BASIS FOR PERFORMANCE BASED FIRE REGULATIONS

A Discussion of Capabilities, Needs and Benefits of Fire Safety Engineering

For Proceedings see http://www.sfpe.org/PDFs/UEF_Proceedings.PDF

January 7 - 11, 2001
Bahia Resort Hotel

998 West Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, California 92109 Tel: +1-858-488-0551

Conference Chair
Prof. Geoff Cox
Fire Research Station, UK

Conference Co-Chairs
Prof. Yuji Hasemi
Waseda University, Japan
Prof. Matti Kokkala
VTT, Finland
Prof. Jim Quintiere
University of Maryland, USA
Dr. Caird Ramsay
Scientific Services Laboratory, Australia

Organizing Committee Members
Kathleen Almand
Society for Fire Protection Engineers, USA
Dick Bukowski
National Institute for Science & Technology

United Engineering Foundation, Inc.
Three Park Avenue, 27th Floor
New York, NY 10016-5902
T: 1-212-591-7836 - F: 1-212-591-7441 - E: engfnd@aol.com

Sunday, 7 January 2001

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Conference Registration

6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Dinner

7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Opening Remarks
Geoff Cox, Conference Chair
Jim Whitelaw, United Engineering Foundation

Keynote Lecture:
A Research Agenda for Fire Protection Engineering
Jim Quiter
SFPE Research Agenda Steering Committee

8:45 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Reception

Monday, 8 January 2001

7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Breakfast

8:30 a.m. CURRENT KNOWLEDGE-1 FIRE PHENOMENA
Session Chair: Pat Pagni, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Fire Plumes and Fluid Mechanics
Gunnar Heskestad
Factory Mutual Research

Fire Growth
Yuji Hasemi
Waseda University, Japan

Compartment Fires
Matti Kokkala
VTT, Finland

Structural Response to Fire
Joel Kruppa
CTICM, France

10:00 a.m. Coffee Break

11:00 a.m. MODELLING TOOLS
Session Chair: Craig Beyler, Hughes Associates

Current State of Two-Layer Zone Models
Takeyoshi Tanaka
Kyoto University, Japan

Fire Modelling Using Computation Fluid Dynamics
Barrie Moss
Cranfield University, United Kingdom

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch

2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Ad hoc Sessions and/or Free time

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Dinner

7:30 p.m. WORKSHOP TO PRIORITISE RESEARCH NEEDS ON FIRE
PHENOMENA AND MODELLING
Session Chair: Jim Quintiere, University of Maryland, USA

10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Social Hour

Tuesday, 9 January 2001

7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Breakfast

8:30 a.m. CURRENT KNOWLEDGE-2 HUMAN FACTORS
Session Chair: Jim Shields, University of Ulster, UK

Toxic Yield
Bill Pitts
NIST

Human Tenability
Dave Purser
Fire Research Station, United Kingdom

As of Year 2000, What Do We Know About Occupant Behaviour in Fire?
Guylene Proulx
NRC, Canada

10:00 a.m. Coffee Break

11:00 a.m. WORKSHOP TO PRIORITISE RESEARCH NEEDS ON HUMAN
FACTORS
Session Chair: Guylene Proulx, NRC Canada

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch

2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Ad hoc Sessions and/or Free Time

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Dinner

7:30 p.m. Keynote Lecture
Towards a Global Fire Research Agenda
Jack Snell
NIST

8:15 p.m. Discussion

10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Social Hour

Wednesday, 10 January 2001

7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Breakfast

8:30 a.m. CURRENT KNOWLEDGE-3 RISK FRAMEWORKS & ACCEPTANCE
Session Chair: Brian Meacham, Arup & Partners

Using Risk Information: Lessons Learned from One Agency's Approach
Nathan Siu
US NRC

Risk Analysis Data and Tools
John Hall
NFPA

Issues in Economic Valuation of Fire Risk
Granapathy Ramachandran
Consultant, United Kingdom

Uncertainty Considerations in Fire Modelling
Francisco Joglar-Billoch
University of Maryland, USA

10:00 a.m. Coffee Break

11:00 a.m. WORKSHOP TO PRIORITISE RESEARCH NEEDS ON RISK ASSESSMENT
Session Chair: John Hall, NFPA

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Ad hoc Sessions and/or free time

5:15 p.m. INTERNATIONAL REGULATORY DEVELOPMENTS
Session Chair: Russell Thomas, NRC Canada

Developments in US
Jon Traw
ICBO

Developments in Australia
Brian Ashe
ABCB

Progress in the UK and Europe
Paul Everall
UK DETR

Developments in Japan
Speaker to be announced

8:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Conference Banquet and Social Hour

Thursday, 11 January 2001

7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast

8:30 a.m. PRIORITIES FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
Session Chair: Morgan Hurley, SFPE

Strategies for the Implementation of Performance Codes for Fire Safety in the USA
Jim Quintiere and John Bryan
University of Maryland, USA

10:00 a.m. Coffee Break

11:00 a.m. KEYNOTE LECTURE
Fire Research Priorities for Performance-Based Codes: The Fundamental Issue
Paul Croce
Factory Mutual Research

12:00 noon Closing Remarks
Geoff Cox, Conference Chair

12:30 p.m. Lunch and departure

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