20 October 2003

Fire Resistance - Implications for Regulations and Standings of the September 11th Terrorist Attacks on the World Trade Center

Tom Lennon, Fire Risk Services

This paper will consider the concept of fire performance and fire resistance in terms of traditional prescriptive fire design and in relation to performance based...

20 October 2003

Whole Buildings Behaviour: Results From a Series of Large Scale Tests

Tom Lennon, Fire Risk Services

Structural integrity and stability during and immediately following a fire are traditionally maintained through a reliance on the performance of individual members (beams, columns, walls)...

20 October 2003

Interaction of Height-Dependent Performances Properties for Facades of Tall Buildings

Jonathan Sakua, Halcrow Yolles; Frederick Hulton, QinetiQ

The design and specification of cladding and glazing for tall buildings differs from that in lower buildings, in that is needs to take into account...

20 October 2003

Fire Resistance Design Criteria of Tall Building Structures

Yong C Wang, University of Manchester

This paper argues that the structural fire resistant design criteria of tall building structures should be considered differently from those embedded in the current philosophy...

20 October 2003

Behaviour of Glass Fibre Reinforced Plastics (GRP) Columns at Elevated Temperatures

PMH Wong, Yong Wang & J Michael Davies, University of Manchester

This paper presents the results of a series of tests studying the compression behavior of pultruded 100 x 50 x 4 mm Glass Reinforced Plastic...

20 October 2003

Integrated Structural Fire Design for High Rise Buildings

Young Wong & Neal Butterworth, Buro Happold FEDRA

This paper presents a fire safety design approach integrating evacuation, structural performance, fire fighting and fire safety management. An integrated performance based design with time...