The 6th international Applications of Structural Fire Engineering (ASFE) conference was held in Singapore on the 13th and 14th June. The conference brings together experts from around the world and gives them the opportunity to share ideas and learn about Structural Fire Engineering and its advancements with this year’s theme’s revolving around fire modelling, simulations of the heat transfer between fire and structures, and modelling of structural behaviour at elevated temperatures using numerical methods or software implementations of design codes.
Linus Lim, from our Sydney office and one of Holmes Fire’s structural fire engineering specialists, attended the conference and gave a presentation on advanced non-linear structural fire engineering undertaken by Holmes Fire, highlighting the robustness of seismically designed steel diagrid structures when exposed to severe fires. The presentation was based on a paper written by Linus, James O’Neill from our Brisbane office and Martin Feeney from our Auckland office, and Holmes Fire’s Principal, demonstrating the benefits of quantified structural fire analysis in verifying the resilience of well-designed structures under severe fires, without having to rely on high levels of passive fire protection as expected by prescriptive code requirements.
For further information about structural fire engineering, visit our Structural Fire Engineering page or get in touch with your local Holmes Fire engineer and find out what benefits structural fire engineering may bring to your next project