8 September 2017.
Project Fire, Arup and YEN (Young Engineers Network) combined industry forces to create a fire sprinkler CPD event for engineers wishing to gain in-depth knowledge of fire sprinklers systems, learn about current regulations, and understand their crucial value for sustainable building projects.
“The event was professionally executed and very interesting. I had the opportunity to learn a lot of new and useful information which I will put to use in the future” Paulina Stanislawskczy, Engineer for DSSR.
The event took place on London Embankment in July, where a mixture of 30 public health engineers, fire engineers and building services engineers attended from consultant groups and local councils. The event’s goal was to give an engaging overview of fire sprinkler design to help young engineers navigate the fire sprinkler codes and standards which they often handle when working on sustainable building design projects.
Anna Cesenni, Environmental Services Engineer, Arup
Project Fire is a manufacturer of innovative products for the automatic fire sprinkler industry which not only saves water and energy but also reduces labour costs and makes compliant testing, monitoring and modifications easy. Project Fire is also a centre of education and hosts several CPD events and Fire Sprinkler Academies throughout the year.
Andrew Fisher, Product Manager, Project Fire
Engineers from Arup invited Project Fire to host the fire sprinkler event in July after they attended a Project Fire Training Academy earlier in the year.
Paria Moghaddar, an environmental services engineer for Arup and educational officer for the building industry, attended the Academy and believed that collaborating with Project Fire would create wider awareness of fire safety innovation for building projects and create a platform for engagement as well as necessary industry discussion around the importance of fire sprinklers for building design.
Arup works with expert manufacturers and creates educational events for the sustainable building industry. YEN is an organisation for young engineers and nurtures open communication between manufacturers and engineers so that their members are always aware of and updated on the latest developments and technologies.
YEN and Project fire will continue to work together and collaborate with other industry experts to push for the most effective fire safety design in the sustainable buildings sector. Project Fire is also planning to use its industry expertise and educational platform to create more seminars, fire safety events and fire sprinkler Training Academies to continue to improve fire safety awareness in the UK and fight for safer and stricter fire sprinkler regulations.