Friends & Colleagues,
The 21st Century has had a cruel and savage birth: extreme man-made events, hybrid disasters, severe natural events, complex humanitarian emergencies, with accelerating climate change and variability. The old certainties are crumbling before our eyes …
The resolute Answer to these threats and the changing environmental and socio-economic needs of our increasingly complex world is Sustainable Fire Engineering ! In other words, macro fire engineering beyond current conventional fire codes and regulations … with their limited and flawed fire safety objectives.
- SFE fulfils a critical role in the realization of a Safe, Resilient & Sustainable Built Environment for All ;
- SFE facilitates positive progress towards the United Nation’s 2015-2030 Sustainable Development Agenda ;
- SFE fast-tracks proper compliance with the Basic Requirements for Construction Works in the European Union’s Construction Products Regulation 305/2011 (Annex I), specifically the interlinked Requirements 7, 2, 1, 3 & 4.
Responding quickly to the growing curiosity about, and interest in, this subject … we have decided to alter the format for this year’s event, now, before people have finalized their travel arrangements, etc.
- Day 1 ISO 21542 Revision – Full Day ‘Fire Safety for All’ Meeting.
- Day 2 New CIB W14 Reflection Document – Full Day Discussion on the Future Development of Sustainable Fire Engineering + Launch of the 2016 Dublin Code of Ethics for the Design, Construction and Operation of a Safe, Resilient & Sustainable Built Environment for All.
We hope you will support this much more integrated and targeted event.
On Behalf of the SFE 2016 DUBLIN Management Team.
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SFE 2016 DUBLIN Objectives
1. To commence discussion and foster mutual understanding between the International Sustainable Development / Climate Change Adaptation / Urban Resilience Communities and the International Fire Science & Engineering Community.
2. To bring together today’s disparate Sectors within the International Fire Science and Engineering Community … to encourage better communication between each and trans-disciplinary collaboration between all.
3. To transform Conventional Fire Engineering into an ethical and fully professional Sustainable Design Discipline which is fit for purpose in the 21st Century … meaning … that fire engineers can participate actively in a sustainable design process, and can respond creatively with sustainable fire engineering design solutions which result in Effective Fire Safety for All in Sustainable/Green/Innovative/Smart Buildings.
4. To initiate a widely multi-disciplinary discussion on a New CIB W14 Research Working Group VI Reflection Document: ‘Sustainable Fire Engineering Design & Construction’ … which will establish a conceptual framework for the future of Sustainable Fire Engineering.