FSEU Position Paper – Fire Safety Engineering

Jan 25, 2018 | Publications

Performance-based design of buildings using Fire Safety Engineering (FSE) tools had opened new possibilities for to designing large and complex buildings such as airports, railway stations, shopping centres, exhibition halls and hospitals, which could not have been designed in the same way using existing prescriptive rules. The primary aims of FSE must continue to be to prevent the loss of life. Fire Safe Europe believes that FSE, when used appropriately, can contribute positively to a better appreciation of fire safety in buildings. Nevertheless, it is essential that it is used by qualified experts and that FSE assumptions are clearly expressed and properly evaluated. The success or otherwise of FSE depends very much on how it is applied. The misuse of FSE (be it deliberate or unintentional) in order to reduce costs or to change a building’s use after completion is a risk that needs to be kept in mind. Since the misuse of FSE methods could lead to disastrous consequences, including the loss of life, caution is needed. The “precautionary principle” should always be abided by when it comes to fire safety measures.

REMAIN UP TO DATE - Join our newsletter!

Newsletter
Find more about how we manage your privacy details in our privacy policy page.

FSEU Data Webinar – Learning from other EU initiatives

Fire Safe Europe (FSEU) held its third webinar in the data collection webinar series: “Learning from other EU initiatives which have been collecting data with the aim to increase safety” on Friday, March 15 with Guy Marlair and Benjamin Truchot from INERIS.

European Election Candidates & European Commission Act For Fire Safety

European Election Candidates & European Commission Act For Fire Safety. The #Together4FireSafety campaign was launched with the support of 24 MEPs. The FIEP held its 2nd plenary meeting.

FSEU Intel – EU Fire Information Exchange Platform

At the FIEP plenary meeting which was held on February 27, 2019, Member States, European Commission officials and associations took stock of the progress made and outlined the next steps for the platform.

BIM and Fire Safety:Raising the bar for quality by Michael Strömgren

We need to raise the bar for fire safety quality in Europe. BIM and digital work flows for fire safety is an enabler to ensure that we achieve this and reach necessary fire safety objectives for the future.

Fire News Flash đŸ”„Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays! Fire Safe Europe is happily remembering all the great achievements on fire safety in 2018.

Pin It on Pinterest