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At this year's NFPA Conference and Expo in Las Vegas, the Foundation, along with NFPA and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will host a research planning workshop for human behavior in fire related to occupant evacuation in fires and similar emergencies. The goal of the workshop will... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2014 at Fire Protection Research Foundation
The Foundation recently completed a Phase 1 project related to characterizing nuisance sources for home smoke alarms. A report for this project is available on the Foundation's website. The Phase 1 effort included a literature review on the topic, a gap analysis, and recommendations to fill the gaps. The Phase... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2014 at Fire Protection Research Foundation
Presentations from the Foundation's recent Suppression, Detection, and Signaling Research and Applications (SupDet) Symposium are highlighed in the April 1 edition of the Journal of Risk and Crisis Communication: Information Needs of Vulnerable Populations - Bryan L. Hoskins, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University Reducing False Alarms - A case study of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at Fire Protection Research Foundation
The Fire Protection Research Foundation’s 18th annual Suppression, Detection and Signaling Research and Applications Symposium (SupDet 2014) will be held March 4 – 7 at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando, Florida. The program includes 30 presentations on the latest developments in research, technology, and applications for the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2014 at Fire Protection Research Foundation
The Fire Protection Research Foundation’s 18th annual Suppression, Detection and Signaling Research and Applications Symposium (SupDet 2014) will be held March 4 – 7 at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando, Florida. The program includes 30 presentations on the latest developments in research, technology, and applications for the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2014 at Fire Protection Research Foundation
The Foundation's Next Five Years in Fire and Electrical Safety is underway at the District Architecture Center in Washington DC. Antony Wood, Executive Director of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), provided the opening keynote on the changing urban landscape. He discussed the trends in tall buildings:... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2013 at Fire Protection Research Foundation
The Foundation has initiated a Phase 1 project on Smoke Alarm Nuisance Source Characterization. The overall objective of the project is to characterize common nuisance sources for the development of new smoke alarm test protocols in order to meet the requirements for nuisance resistance in the 2013 edition of NFPA... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2013 at Fire Protection Research Foundation
We are just over a month away from NFPA's Annual Conference in Chicago. An important part of the Foundation mission is communication of our research and the NFPA Conference provides a great venue for this. There will be twenty sessions highlighting Foundation research including: Flammability Characterization of Lithium Ion Batteries... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2013 at Fire Protection Research Foundation
In 2010, the Foundation conducted a high hazard warehouse concept design challenge, where six leading engineering firms presented innovative concepts for protection of a high bay warehouse with a challenging commodity. The result was the generation of new ideas to address this challenge. Since then, the Foundation has continued to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2013 at Fire Protection Research Foundation
Many combustible materials are used today in commercial wall assemblies to improve energy performance, reduce water and air infiltration, and allow for aesthetic design flexibility. These assemblies include Exterior Insulation Finish Systems (EIFS), metal composite claddings, high-pressure laminates, and weather-resistive barriers (WRB). The combustibility of the assembly components directly impacts... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2013 at Fire Protection Research Foundation
The Foundation has initiated two projects whose focus is on the impact of green technology on fire safety. The first, on high rise timber structures, will explore this emerging global construction technique and available data on fire safety considerations. Recent architectural trends include the design and construction of increasingly tall... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2013 at Fire Protection Research Foundation
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The Foundation’s Fire Safety Design and Sustainable Buildings Symposium kicked off this morning with a keynote presentation by Gordon Gill, Partner of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture. Mr. Gill presented numerous case studies of both buildings and design studies that feature new and innovative sustainable design elements and concepts... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2012 at Fire Protection Research Foundation
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