Seminar: Structural fire engineering - Brisbane

Fire imageCost-effective solutions for structural steelwork

With the increasing use of structural steelwork in building projects in Australia, Structural Engineers are seeing greater demand on them to understand the basic principles of fire dynamics and fire resistance in order to ensure cost-effective solutions. The need to balance longstanding prescriptive fire protection methods with the desire to offer more economical fire engineering solutions has led to a range of methodologies. Some of these include partial protection on some members and at localised hotspots such as critical steel connections. This seminar aims to provide attendees with an understanding of Performance Based Structural Fire Engineering, including the effects of fire on steel structures and a range of different methods of analyses to ensure effective solutions to maintain the structural integrity of steel structures during a fire.

Seminar content

  • Basis and rationale under NCC to consider a ‘fire engineered solution’
  • Overview of technical tools used by fire engineers
  • Potential cost savings of fire engineered solutionsSolution principles
  • ‘Standard’ options to explore
  • ‘Rules of Thumb’ and guidance that can help stakeholders quickly ascertain likely solutions and savings
  • Case studies, particularly around Australian practice

Who should attend?

The suggested audience for this seminar includes: architects, designers, structural engineers, fire safety engineers, fire protection consultants, builders, quantity surveyors, building regulation consultants, fire and arson investigators, private certifiers and regulatory authorities including council and fire brigade personnel.


12.00 pm for 12.30 pm start to 5.00 pm finish

Seminar package

Seminar notes (PDF)
Light lunch on arrival
Afternoon tea

Engineers attending this seminar may gain CPD points to meet Engineers Australia requirements.

EA Members who are not ASI members should email with proof of current membership to obtain the promotion code to access the EA Member reduced fee.

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