17:30 - 20:00
12:30 - 13:30
£250.00 + VAT
The Institution of Structural Engineers
47-58 Bastwick Street
In the last 18-months there have been two notable fires in concrete structures at Grenfell Tower and the Liverpool Arena car park. In both of these cases the concrete structure has performed well, far exceeding the fire resistance period for which they had been designed. This evening seminar will discuss the nature of these fires and how their development compares to the standards currently required in the building regulations. Concrete is an inert material that does not burn – this seminar will present the inherent fire resistant properties of concrete that ensured that structural stability was maintained through both these fires.
Delegates attending the seminar will gain insight into the performance of concrete structures, with reference to how they would be expected to perform when designed to modern codes of practice. Delegates will also hear the latest developments in what should be considered for structural fire safety during the different stages of the RIBA Plan of Works.
The evening will include the announcement of the winners of The Concrete Centre Structural Concrete Student Competition 2018 sponsored by Laing O’Rourke. All delegates will also receive a copy of our recently updated Concrete and Fire Safety guide and the latest issue of Concrete Quarterly magazine.
This online course will cover the relevant sections of the code; considering the practical application of the codes with worked examples and hands-on workshops on design and detailing. The most common structural elements will be covered.