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061 - Glazing in fire with Yu Wang

Aug. 2, 2022

The relation between ventilation conditions and fire severity is quite a fundamental one. You don't even have to be a fire safety engineer to realize that more air means a bigger fire. But how does air get into the compartme…

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057 - Structural fire engineering with Thomas Gernay

July 6, 2022

The subject of structural fire engineering was long overdue in the podcast schedule. But once I finally got it on my agenda, I made sure to interview one of the very best there are - prof Thomas Gernay of John Hopkins Unive…

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056 - Performance Based Fire Protection Engineer with David Stacy

June 29, 2022

How does being a volunteer firefighter improve your abilities to do Performance-Based Design (PBD) and how your knowledge in PBD may translate to firefighting? That is not a question you can ask to every fire protection engi…

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051 - Fire Science in eyes of a firefighter with Szymon Kokot

May 18, 2022

In this show, we often discuss how fire science can help firefighters. Today we drop the UNO reverse card and figure out what firefighters actually need from fire science. And for that, I've got a perfect person to talk to -…

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046 - Fire Code Tech crossover with Gus Gagliardi

April 12, 2022

This week we do something funny - a crossover episode with the host of the Fire Code Tech podcast - Gus Gagliardi. We end up discussing the paths of fire safety engineers, from school to specialized roles in engineering comp…

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045 - Foundations of fire safety with Ruben van Coile and Danny Hopkin

April 6, 2022

How does one decide when a building is fire safe? That is a real hell of a question to answer! Is it when no harm can occur? But such a condition can never be fulfilled... there is always a meteor waiting around the corner t…

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042 - Unsafe environment of post fire scenes with Gavin Horn

March 16, 2022

We all understand the dangers of smoke inhalation in fires. But what about the site of the fire a few days after it was put out? It looks clean, maybe even lost the smell... Is it something to worry about, or you can rush st…

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041 - Sprinkler and safety systems reliability with Arnstein Fedoy

March 9, 2022

How reliable are sprinkler systems? Is it 100%? Is it 95%? Maybe it is 88%... actually, whatever the number is, do we truly understand what does it represent? What does it mean that a sprinkler has succeeded and what does it…

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032 - Closing the year with a look back on 2021 and forward to the future!

Dec. 22, 2021

Welcome to the final episode of this year! I hope you all had a great year. For me, it was probably the most challenging, and the most rewarding year of my whole professional career. Join me in this episode recollecting the …

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031 - Suppressing tunnel fires with water mist with Johny Jessen

Dec. 15, 2021

Can water mist be used in tunnels? I wondered that for a long time, and with every tunnel project, many questions around this issue were piling in my head. When dealing with large infrastructure projects you really need to w…

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025 - Structural fire engineering with engineered timber with Felix Wiesner

Nov. 3, 2021

In Episode 18 we have touched on the important topic of fire performance of engineered wood and its wide use in the modern built environment. Today, we follow up on this subject with Dr Felix Wiesner from the University of …

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024 - Who's a Fire Safety Engineer with Jimmy Jönsson

Oct. 27, 2021

Who is a Fire Safety Engineer? And when do you become one? How do you know the person on the other side of the table at the project meeting has the necessary competencies to judge fire safety solutions of a building you desi…

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021 - Resilient design for firefighter safety with Ali Ashrafi

Oct. 5, 2021

It is hard for us, fire safety engineers, to talk to firefighters on how to do their job... Probably we even shouldn't, as we have no idea how it is to truly go there into the heat and battle fire to save lives. But it does …

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019 - Modelling human behaviour in wildfire evacuation with Erica Kuligowski

Sept. 21, 2021

There is plenty of fire engineers who think they are modelling human behaviour... Some claim they can do it... And there is very, very few who actually did and succeeded with it. One of them is today's guest, Dr Erica Kuligo…

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018 - Engineered timber with Danny Hopkin

Sept. 15, 2021

Engineered timber is on a trajectory to become the construction material of the future. However, on that pathway there stands the fire issue. Wood burns, it is inevitable. This is something we must accept, and learn to work …