Challenging RISK: Achieving Resilience by Integrating Societal and Technical Knowledge

Lead Research Organisation: University of Edinburgh
Department Name: Sch of Engineering

Abstract

This project is concerned with socially integrated mitigation of multiple structural risks in the urban environment, with a focus on the linked risks of earthquake and fire. Fire is the largest contributor to building damage following earthquakes. To date, this research area has largely been ignored as it crosses the boundaries between the knowledge areas of earthquake and fire safety engineering. The combination of factors adds to the challenges in risk estimation already existing in each distinct area. There is currently no universally accepted method for accounting for the effect of strengthening practices on building vulnerability to earthquakes (let alone earthquakes followed by fire). In the case of fire safety engineering, few credible techniques for damage estimation or risk-based design currently exist due to a lack of requisite input data. This project will develop, through large scale structural testing and computational analysis, new technical engineering solutions to these problems. And, for the first time, these technical engineering solutions will be developed explicitly accounting for the social context within which they are to be enacted.

21st Century engineering must provide effective and practical multi-hazard risk mitigation solutions against a background of growing urbanisation, overstretched services and vulnerable infrastructure. Thus, Challenging RISK will develop and holistically optimise strategies for the mitigation of multi-hazard risks, leading to resilient physical infrastructure within local communities. It proposes fundamental engineering research leading to new understanding of the response of existing concrete structures to earthquake and fire, with a long-term view to extend the lessons learned to other hazards. Simultaneously, it will design and implement effective mitigation promotion campaigns by extending existing research on individual and societal risk perception to community level through adoption of participatory citizen science techniques. The interaction with communities, local authorities and construction industry, will also feed back into the experimental programme, such that only structural strengthening options that meet the requirements of these stakeholders will be investigated. Our ultimate goal is to increase the uptake of structural and non-structural mitigation measures, resulting in reduced life and economic losses.

We will produce new knowledge on the performance of existing reinforced concrete structures subjected to earthquake and fire hazards (individually and in sequence), with the aim of developing an integrated framework for performance-based assessment and structural mitigation. We will engage with communities to define "acceptable" performances, inform the technical programme and the means for effective implementation. Large-scale experimental studies will be carried out on structural elements and sub-assemblages representing non-seismically designed buildings that have been strengthened for improved seismic response using fibre reinforced polymers (FRP). The elements will be subjected to seismic loads and then to fire (and vice-versa). They will provide information for the design of FRP strengthening to achieve multiple performance states under the fire and earthquake loads.

In parallel, action-oriented research, where interventions are carried out at both the technical and social levels, will be used to develop an understanding of risk perception and representation of fire and seismic risk at the individual and community levels, with specific interventions carried out in London, Seattle, and Osaka. This will be done, for example, through seismic monitoring combined with perceptions surveys using smartphones, and recording fire risks and incidents using social media. The results of this part of the study will assist in the development of effective communication to raise awareness, leading to action.
 
Title Towers of Babel 
Description A short theatre piece looking at the role of fire safety engineering in design 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Further funding opportunities with Institute of Fire Engineers 
URL http://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/news-article/join-the-audience-at-our-scratch-theatre-night
 
Description Please see the key findings reported against grant ref EP/K022377/1.

In addition to the overall project impacts noted with reference to EP/K022377/1, the following specific impacts, all of which are relate to quantification of - and rehabilitation techniques for - fire and earthquake damage to reinforced concrete structural elements, are attributable to the University of Edinburgh portion of the overall project:

- We have undertaken a series of six large scale fire-followed-by-earthquake tests in conjunction with the universities of Aveiro and Porto, Portugal. This work has quantified the seismic performance of fire-damaged concrete column (thus quantifying fire damage in the process), and has demonstrated the effectiveness of both conventional and novel strengthening and rehabilitation schemes for such structural elements. World-first research on novel strengthening systems has been undertaken and the proof-of-concept has been achieved (moves to commercialise the materials and systems are underway).

- We have undertaken a world-first expert elicitation exercise to quantify fire damage to reinforced concrete structures. This has revealed a range of design relevant and useful insights (see publications list).

- We have undertaken world-first large-scale fire tests in a real building (the Tisova fire tests) in the Czech Republic aimed at quantifying fire damage to concrete buildings in real-world travelling fire scenarios (see publications list).

- The linked PhD research by Triantafyllidis (http://hdl.handle.net/1842/29514) has developed and demonstrated the effectiveness of novel fire-safe rehabilitation and strengthening materials, systems and approached for reinforced concrete and structural steel elements.

- The linked PhD research by Baharudin (http://hdl.handle.net/1842/31251) has interrogated the performance of state-of-the-art computational modelling techniques to assess the response (and hence damage) of reinforced concrete slabs flooring systems when subjected to various fire scenarios under a range of structural conditions and using a range or modelling input parameters. Such work is essential in supporting future computational predictive modelling of the response of reinforced concrete structures in real fires.

- The linked PhD research by Maclean (http://hdl.handle.net/1842/35515) has, for the first time, quantified the response (and therefore damage) of reinforced concrete columns subjected to heating and cooling whilst under realistic sustained compressive loading. This work is critical to shift structural designers' mindset from design for fire 'resistance' to design for fire 'resilience'.

- The linked PhD research by Rickard (2019) has developed, demonstrated, and applied a novel fire testing method to assess the propensity of concrete structural elements to explosive, fire-induced cover spalling. This work is again critical to shifting towards a resilience-based structural fire design approach for reinforced concrete elements.
Exploitation Route Please see the key findings reported against grant ref EP/K022377/1.
Sectors Construction,Energy,Environment,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Security and Diplomacy

URL https://www.era.lib.ed.ac.uk/handle/1842/96
 
Description Please see the narrative impact reported against grant ref EP/K022377/1. In addition to the overall project impacts noted with reference to EP/K022377/1, the following specific impacts are attributable to the University of Edinburgh portion of the overall project: - We are undertaking ongoing R&D engagement with industry partners on possible commercialisation and international distribution of strengthening and fire protecting materials, systems and methodologies specifically focused on fire-resilient post-earthquake rehabilitation and strengthening of reinforced concrete structural elements. This work is being supported in part by The University of Edinburgh's EPSRC Impact Acceleration account. - Our research outputs continue to influence, both directly and indirectly, revisions to updates to codes and guidance for performance based fire safety engineering and structural design internationally, through Bisby's involvement with code writing committees via the British Standards Institution (BSI), The Comité Européen de Normalisation (CEN), The American Concrete Institute (ACI), The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and others.
First Year Of Impact 2016
Sector Construction,Energy,Environment,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Security and Diplomacy,Transport
Impact Types Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnerships
Amount £75,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 1648484 
Organisation University of Leeds 
Department Faculty of Engineering
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2014 
End 03/2018
 
Description School funded PhD studentship to Dr David Rush
Amount £75,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Edinburgh 
Department School of Engineering
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2016 
End 03/2020
 
Description Large scale full structure fire test in Czech Repulic 
Organisation AkzoNobel
Department AkzoNobel UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Led the design and implementation of one of the world's largest structural fire tests
Collaborator Contribution Man power and instrumentation Supply of the building and safety personnel Specific innovations to be tested
Impact Conference papers Rush, D., Lange, D., Maclean, J., & Rackauskaite, E., (2016), Modelling the thermal and structural performance of a concrete column exposed to a travelling fire - Tisova Fire Test, Structures in Fire, Princeton, USA, June 8th- 10th Rush, D., Lange, D., Maclean, J., & Rackauskaite, E., (2015), Effects of a travelling fire on a concrete column - Tisova Fire Test. ASFE 2015, Dubrovnik, Croatia, October 15th-16th Degler, J., Eliasson, A., Anderson, J., Lange, D., &Rush, D., (2015). A-priori modelling of the Tisova Fire Test as input to the experimental work. CONFAB 2015, Glasgow, UK, September 2nd-4th Report to CERIB: Egle Rackauskaite, Guillermo Rein, David Lange and David Rush (2015), Fuel load design of the Tisova Test, 2015
Start Year 2014
 
Description Large scale full structure fire test in Czech Repulic 
Organisation CERIB
Country France 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Led the design and implementation of one of the world's largest structural fire tests
Collaborator Contribution Man power and instrumentation Supply of the building and safety personnel Specific innovations to be tested
Impact Conference papers Rush, D., Lange, D., Maclean, J., & Rackauskaite, E., (2016), Modelling the thermal and structural performance of a concrete column exposed to a travelling fire - Tisova Fire Test, Structures in Fire, Princeton, USA, June 8th- 10th Rush, D., Lange, D., Maclean, J., & Rackauskaite, E., (2015), Effects of a travelling fire on a concrete column - Tisova Fire Test. ASFE 2015, Dubrovnik, Croatia, October 15th-16th Degler, J., Eliasson, A., Anderson, J., Lange, D., &Rush, D., (2015). A-priori modelling of the Tisova Fire Test as input to the experimental work. CONFAB 2015, Glasgow, UK, September 2nd-4th Report to CERIB: Egle Rackauskaite, Guillermo Rein, David Lange and David Rush (2015), Fuel load design of the Tisova Test, 2015
Start Year 2014
 
Description Large scale full structure fire test in Czech Repulic 
Organisation City of Carlsbad
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Led the design and implementation of one of the world's largest structural fire tests
Collaborator Contribution Man power and instrumentation Supply of the building and safety personnel Specific innovations to be tested
Impact Conference papers Rush, D., Lange, D., Maclean, J., & Rackauskaite, E., (2016), Modelling the thermal and structural performance of a concrete column exposed to a travelling fire - Tisova Fire Test, Structures in Fire, Princeton, USA, June 8th- 10th Rush, D., Lange, D., Maclean, J., & Rackauskaite, E., (2015), Effects of a travelling fire on a concrete column - Tisova Fire Test. ASFE 2015, Dubrovnik, Croatia, October 15th-16th Degler, J., Eliasson, A., Anderson, J., Lange, D., &Rush, D., (2015). A-priori modelling of the Tisova Fire Test as input to the experimental work. CONFAB 2015, Glasgow, UK, September 2nd-4th Report to CERIB: Egle Rackauskaite, Guillermo Rein, David Lange and David Rush (2015), Fuel load design of the Tisova Test, 2015
Start Year 2014
 
Description Large scale full structure fire test in Czech Repulic 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Led the design and implementation of one of the world's largest structural fire tests
Collaborator Contribution Man power and instrumentation Supply of the building and safety personnel Specific innovations to be tested
Impact Conference papers Rush, D., Lange, D., Maclean, J., & Rackauskaite, E., (2016), Modelling the thermal and structural performance of a concrete column exposed to a travelling fire - Tisova Fire Test, Structures in Fire, Princeton, USA, June 8th- 10th Rush, D., Lange, D., Maclean, J., & Rackauskaite, E., (2015), Effects of a travelling fire on a concrete column - Tisova Fire Test. ASFE 2015, Dubrovnik, Croatia, October 15th-16th Degler, J., Eliasson, A., Anderson, J., Lange, D., &Rush, D., (2015). A-priori modelling of the Tisova Fire Test as input to the experimental work. CONFAB 2015, Glasgow, UK, September 2nd-4th Report to CERIB: Egle Rackauskaite, Guillermo Rein, David Lange and David Rush (2015), Fuel load design of the Tisova Test, 2015
Start Year 2014
 
Description Large scale full structure fire test in Czech Repulic 
Organisation Luleå University of Technology
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Led the design and implementation of one of the world's largest structural fire tests
Collaborator Contribution Man power and instrumentation Supply of the building and safety personnel Specific innovations to be tested
Impact Conference papers Rush, D., Lange, D., Maclean, J., & Rackauskaite, E., (2016), Modelling the thermal and structural performance of a concrete column exposed to a travelling fire - Tisova Fire Test, Structures in Fire, Princeton, USA, June 8th- 10th Rush, D., Lange, D., Maclean, J., & Rackauskaite, E., (2015), Effects of a travelling fire on a concrete column - Tisova Fire Test. ASFE 2015, Dubrovnik, Croatia, October 15th-16th Degler, J., Eliasson, A., Anderson, J., Lange, D., &Rush, D., (2015). A-priori modelling of the Tisova Fire Test as input to the experimental work. CONFAB 2015, Glasgow, UK, September 2nd-4th Report to CERIB: Egle Rackauskaite, Guillermo Rein, David Lange and David Rush (2015), Fuel load design of the Tisova Test, 2015
Start Year 2014
 
Description Large scale full structure fire test in Czech Repulic 
Organisation SP Technical Institute of Sweden
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Led the design and implementation of one of the world's largest structural fire tests
Collaborator Contribution Man power and instrumentation Supply of the building and safety personnel Specific innovations to be tested
Impact Conference papers Rush, D., Lange, D., Maclean, J., & Rackauskaite, E., (2016), Modelling the thermal and structural performance of a concrete column exposed to a travelling fire - Tisova Fire Test, Structures in Fire, Princeton, USA, June 8th- 10th Rush, D., Lange, D., Maclean, J., & Rackauskaite, E., (2015), Effects of a travelling fire on a concrete column - Tisova Fire Test. ASFE 2015, Dubrovnik, Croatia, October 15th-16th Degler, J., Eliasson, A., Anderson, J., Lange, D., &Rush, D., (2015). A-priori modelling of the Tisova Fire Test as input to the experimental work. CONFAB 2015, Glasgow, UK, September 2nd-4th Report to CERIB: Egle Rackauskaite, Guillermo Rein, David Lange and David Rush (2015), Fuel load design of the Tisova Test, 2015
Start Year 2014
 
Description Large scale full structure fire test in Czech Repulic 
Organisation Scientific and Technical Centre for the Building Industry (CSTB)
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Led the design and implementation of one of the world's largest structural fire tests
Collaborator Contribution Man power and instrumentation Supply of the building and safety personnel Specific innovations to be tested
Impact Conference papers Rush, D., Lange, D., Maclean, J., & Rackauskaite, E., (2016), Modelling the thermal and structural performance of a concrete column exposed to a travelling fire - Tisova Fire Test, Structures in Fire, Princeton, USA, June 8th- 10th Rush, D., Lange, D., Maclean, J., & Rackauskaite, E., (2015), Effects of a travelling fire on a concrete column - Tisova Fire Test. ASFE 2015, Dubrovnik, Croatia, October 15th-16th Degler, J., Eliasson, A., Anderson, J., Lange, D., &Rush, D., (2015). A-priori modelling of the Tisova Fire Test as input to the experimental work. CONFAB 2015, Glasgow, UK, September 2nd-4th Report to CERIB: Egle Rackauskaite, Guillermo Rein, David Lange and David Rush (2015), Fuel load design of the Tisova Test, 2015
Start Year 2014
 
Description Large scale full structure fire test in Czech Repulic 
Organisation Technical University of Ostrava VSB
Country Czech Republic 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Led the design and implementation of one of the world's largest structural fire tests
Collaborator Contribution Man power and instrumentation Supply of the building and safety personnel Specific innovations to be tested
Impact Conference papers Rush, D., Lange, D., Maclean, J., & Rackauskaite, E., (2016), Modelling the thermal and structural performance of a concrete column exposed to a travelling fire - Tisova Fire Test, Structures in Fire, Princeton, USA, June 8th- 10th Rush, D., Lange, D., Maclean, J., & Rackauskaite, E., (2015), Effects of a travelling fire on a concrete column - Tisova Fire Test. ASFE 2015, Dubrovnik, Croatia, October 15th-16th Degler, J., Eliasson, A., Anderson, J., Lange, D., &Rush, D., (2015). A-priori modelling of the Tisova Fire Test as input to the experimental work. CONFAB 2015, Glasgow, UK, September 2nd-4th Report to CERIB: Egle Rackauskaite, Guillermo Rein, David Lange and David Rush (2015), Fuel load design of the Tisova Test, 2015
Start Year 2014
 
Description Large scale structural testing in Portugal 
Organisation University of Aveiro
Department Department of Civil Engineering
Country Portugal 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are performing a number of large scale fire tests within the fire testing facilities at the University of Aveiro. We are sending staff to assist with these tests, and we have driven the design and parallel computational analysis of the specimens to be tested.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners have fabricated the test specimens and will test them during 2017 in Portugal.
Impact None to date, although we expect at least two (possibly three) journal publications to result from this activity.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Large scale structural testing in Portugal 
Organisation University of Porto
Department Facility of Engineering
Country Portugal 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Our research team have driven the design of a series of large scale concrete test specimens (columns) that are going to be tested under simulated seismic loading within the structural engineering testing laboratories at the University of Porto.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners at the University of Porto will undertake large scale structural seismic tests in collaboration with PDRAs working on the Challenging RISK project.
Impact None yet, although we expect 2-3 journal papers to result from this work.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Book Chapter and Presentation - COST action TU0904 - Lulea training school 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Rush, D., 2014, Benchmark modelling of concrete filled hollow sections In: F. Wald et al. (ed.) Benchmark studies - Experimental validation of numerical models in fire engineering. CTU Publishing House, Prague. Pp. 86-97
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Chair Person of the Structures in Fire Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chair person of the Structures in Fire Forum - a twice yearly free forum sponsored by SCI, Concrete Centre, AECOM and Olsson Fire
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL http://www.structuresinfireforum.com
 
Description Invited Keynote Lecture (2nd European Symposium on Fire Safety Science, Nicosia, Cyprus) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Talk: "Playing with Fire: Fire as a Design Load in Structural Engineering," 2nd European Symposium on Fire Safety Science, Nicosia, Cyprus, 18 June.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited Keynote Lecture (BSI 8th Annual Fire Safety Conference, London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Talk: "Fire Safety and the application of innovative design in modern buildings," BSI 8th Annual Fire Safety Conference, London, UK, 11 December.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited Keynote Lecture (Fire Safety Science Congress, Arnhem, The Netherlands) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk: "Fire Resistance of Structures: History, Philosophy, Future," Fire Safety Science Congress, Arnhem, The Netherlands, 2-3 November.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited Keynote Lecture (IFE's 93rd AGM & International Conference, London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk: "Structural Fire Engineering: Rational Design or Lucky Pretense?" IFE's 93rd AGM & International Conference, London, 27-28 July.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited Presentation (30th Anniversary of Lund's Fire Safety Engineering Program, Lund University) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk: "Designing Resilient Communities: Fire Resistance Resilience of Structures," 30th Anniversary of Lund's Fire Safety Engineering Program, Lund University, 30 September.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited Presentation (EpiCentre Seminar, UCL) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk: "Playing with Fire: Fire as a Design Load in Structural Engineering," EpiCentre Seminar, University College London, 9 March.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited Talk (ICE Glasgow and West of Scotland Graduates & Students Annual Conference) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk: "Fire as a Design Load in Structural Engineering," ICE Glasgow and West of Scotland Graduates & Students Annual Conference, Stirling University, Scotland, 8 Feb.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited Talk and Panel Discussion (Industries of Architecture Conference, Newcastle) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Talk: "Playing with Fire," Industries of Architecture, Newcastle University, 15 November.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Joint Committee of Structural Safety - Probabilistic Workshop - Boras, Sweden 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of work at a workshop to help develop probabilistic codes within Europe for fire safety engineering
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Towards fragility analysis for buildings in fire: Thought experiments on concrete columns
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.steelinfire.org.uk/downloads/DR_LB_2014.pdf
 
Description Presentation - ATC Structural fire engineering forum - Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Performance Based Structural Fire Engineering: A view from Edinburgh
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Presentation - International Paint Ltd. Newcastle UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Fire Performance of Unprotected and Protected CFS Sections
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Presentation - Structues in fire conference - Shanghai 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Rush, D., Bisby, L., & Jowsey, A., 2014. Evaluating design guidance for intumescent fire protection of concrete filled structural hollow sections. 8th International Conference on Structures in Fire, Shanghai, China, 11th-13th June, 1071 - 1078
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.structuresinfire.com/corpo/conferences/sif14.pdf
 
Description Presentation - Structues in fire conference - Shanghai 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Rush, D., Bisby, L., Ioannou, I., & Rossetto, T., 2014, Towards fragility analysis for structural fire resistance: Residual capacity of concrete columns, 8th International Conference on Structures in Fire, Shanghai, China, 11th-13th June, 459-466
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.structuresinfire.com/corpo/conferences/sif14.pdf
 
Description Presentation - TATA Steel - Corby Uk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Fire Performance of Unprotected and Protected CFS Sections
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Prof Luke Bisby appeared as a presenter in multiple episodes of the TV Documentary Series "Impossible Engineering", Series 1, 2, and 3. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Prof Luke Bisby acted as a presented in the Engineering Documentary Series "Impossible Engineering", produced by TwoFour Productions and airing on Yesterday Channel in the UK (part of UKTV). Aired on Discovery Science in the US and various other channels internationally. Bisby appeared in a total of 7 episodes across three seasons.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017
URL http://yesterday.uktv.co.uk/shows/impossible-engineering/
 
Description Structures in Fire Conference, Princeton US 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented research paper to academic peers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Construction of Judgement-Based Fragility Functions for Reinforced Concrete Cast-in-Place Buildings Affected by Fire -
Organiser of an Expert Elicitation workshop held in Shanghai after the Structures in Fire Conference 2014, to elicit opinions from 13 experts on the response and fragility of concrete structures to fire.


Paper due from workshop:
Ioannou, I., Rush, D., Bisby, L., Aspinall, W., & Rossetto, T., 2015. Application of expert judgment to the quantification of a damage scale for RC buildings exposed to fire. ICASP12, Vancover, Canada, July 12th -15th
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Workshop - Concrete in Fire Forum - Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Organiser of the next Concrete in Fire Forum (CiFF) to be held at the University of Edinburgh in November 2014 - CiFF brings together European engineering researchers and practitioners with the aim of discussing cutting edge research and problems regarding the response of concrete and concrete structures in fire.

Presentations will go online shortly afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Workshop - Theatrical play workshop day -script development for future public engagement. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Towers of Babel is an exciting new play about culpability, collusion, and the risks we take every day. Drawing on research by the University of Edinburgh into why and how the World Trade Centre towers fell on 9/11 this play asks why the significant gaps in our understanding of fire exposed by this terrible event are not being acted upon. Using this specific engineering failure as its focus the play engages with wider questions about the blame culture in our society, the choices made between financial cost and human cost, and how engineers manage and articulate risk to the wider public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://edinburghfireresearch.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/playing-with-fire-towers-of-babel.html