FIRE TAKES NO VACATION #3: Engineering methods for fire safety design

3. Aug 2023 8.30 - 13.30, Obrtna cona 35, Logatec, Slovenia

We kindly invite you to a professional event on the use of performance-based methods "FIRE TAKES NO VACATION #3: ENGINEERING METHODS FOR FIRE SAFETY DESIGN" which will take place on Thursday, August 3, 2023, at 9 a.m. (registration from 08:30) in the ZAG Fire laboratory in Logatec, Slovenia (Obrtna cona 35, Logatec).

Fire safety is essential to the built environment. Building fires repeatedly call for research into building materials, fire safety planning, and knowledge transfer to those who deal with it - state authorities, fire safety designers, architects, researchers, insurance companies, and, ultimately, firefighters who deal with the fires. In addition to using prescriptive documents based on regulations and guidelines, fire safety measures are often determined using performance-based engineering methods.

The event's main topic, presented by Slovenian and international experts, will be sharing experiences and general practices using performance-based methods for fire safety design.

Most lectures will be in English. The event's moderator will be Prof. Grunde Jomaas.

The registration fee is €49.

It is necessary to register for the event HERE no later than August 1, 2023. Due to limited places, the order of registration will be considered.

The event is hosted by The Slovenian Fire Protection Association and the Department for Research of Fire-safe and Sustainable Built Environment (FRISSBE) at the Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute (ZAG).




08:30 – 09:00

Registracija udeležencev / Registration of participants


09:00 – 09:10

Uvodni pozdrav organizatorjev / Introductory speeches


09:10 – 09:30

Dr. Aleš Jug (FRISSBE, ZAG, Slovenia):

Načrtovanje požarne varnosti po slovenskih predpisih ter možnost uporabe inženirskih metod

Fire safety planning according to Slovenian regulations and the possibility of using engineering methods


09:30 – 10:15

Prof. Bart Merci (Ghent University, Belgium):

O uporabi CFD simulacij kot orodju v požarnem inženirstvu

On the use of CFD simulations in Fire Safety Engineering


10:15 – 10:45

Odmor za kavo in malico / Coffee and snack break


10:45 – 11:05

Antonia Gaša & Maksim Carević (Inspekting d. o. o., Croatia):

Uporaba inženirskih metod za načrtovanje požarne varnosti – primer iz prakse 1

Fire safety models – Case Study 1


11:05 – 11:25

Prof. Bart Merci (Ghent University, Belgium):

Uporaba inženirskih metod za načrtovanje požarne varnosti – primer iz prakse 2

Fire safety models – Case Study 2


11:25 – 11:45

Dr. Andrea Lucherini (FRISSBE, ZAG, Slovenia):

Zagotavljanje požarne varnosti zdravstvenih objektov s pomočjo analiz in numeričnih simulacij napredovanja požara skozi več požarnih sektorjev

Analysis and numerical simulations of multi-compartment fire tests for the fire safety of healthcare facilities


11:45 – 12:15

Prof. Grunde Jomaas (FRISSBE, ZAG, Slovenia):

Panelna razprava in odgovori na vprašanja / Panel discussion, Q&A


12:15 – 12:30

Dr. Aleš Jug, Prof. Bart Merci and Prof. Grunde Jomaas

Zaključki / Conclusions


12:30 – 13:30

Družabno srečanje s prigrizkom / Networking and sandwich lunch