On December 6, senior researcher, Ulises Rojas-Alva, paid a visit to the Danish Institute of Fire and Security (DBI) in Copenhagen, where he presented the FRISSBE project and engaged in discussions with DBI researchers.
Ulises attended a conference organised by the Member of the Danish Parlament Bjarne Laustsen from Socialdemokratiet. The event took place in The Danish Parliament in remembrance of Christiansborg's fire disasters in February 1794 and October 1884, and it was co-organised by Forsikring & Pension (F&P), and presentations were given by representatives from F&P, Research Centre Bolius, DBI, Emergency Services East (Berdeskab Øst), and the insurance company Købstædernes.
The conference's title was ”Hvordan kombinerer vi bæredygtigt byggeri og brandsikkerhed i fremtiden?” which stands for ''How to bridge sustainability and fire safety in the built environment in the future ahead''. It was interesting to see how the Danish society manages to involve politicians in discussions with various stakeholders with the goal of finding common ground between sustainability and fire safety in the built environment, often unconnected and confronted, challenges in the built environment. It is certainly clear that there is still a lot of work to do in the field. Especially, it is clear that there is a need for testing sustainable materials intended for the built environment.
Both, FRISSBE and DBI, are working on similar projects and share some ideas. We will hopefully be able to collaborate in the future.