Challenging RISK: Achieving Resilience by Integrating Societal and Technical Knowledge

Lead Research Organisation: University College London
Department Name: Civil Environmental and Geomatic Eng

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.

Planned Impact

Our aim is to use the research programme to have commercial, policy and societal impacts. The tools, technical guidance and multi-hazard approach developed will uniquely position UK Civil Engineering industry to deal with global challenges of providing resilient infrastructure (both new and retrofit). Enhancements on multi-hazard risk assessment will also provide a competitive advantage to the UK re-insurance industry. Representatives of both these industries (Head of seismic skills at Arup and the Director of the Willis Research Network) have agreed to be on our Advisory Board, act as a means of dissemination in industry and provide stakeholder input. All groups have significant experience in working with these industries (e.g. consultancies, EngDs, KTS). Furthermore, Bisby has already secured funding from The Lloyds Register Educational Trust (£40K) to run a one week workshop on Risk Perception and Sociology in Fire Engineering in June 2013, which will be integrated in the proposed project if funded. The joint EPICentre-JCDR International symposium series 'Cities at Risk' will provide a means of research dissemination to the international community. Furthermore, Joffe is CoI in a Programme Grant (EP/J017698/1) "Transforming the Engineering of Cities to Deliver Societal and Planetary Wellbeing", through which our work on social, economic and interdependent engineering will be integrated into mainstream approaches for city design and management (which should account for failures and disasters). Prof. N Tyler (PI of the grant) has agreed to join our Advisory Board to facilitate knowledge transfer.

The UK is leading discussions in the field of new seismic codes [5] and Rossetto's presence on SECED and the BSI committee for implementation of the European seismic code will provide a means for future incorporation of the developed performance-based engineering framework and guidance into codes of practice. In terms of policy, Bisby's close work with the London Fire Brgade, Communities and Local Government, and codes development agencies worldwide, will ensure that the outcomes of the programme will be relevant and useful for policy making and also for development of engineering guidance. Challenging RISK will provide outputs on how the public engages with the structural and non-structural mitigation measures they can take to reduce their earthquake and fire risk. The policy impact of these outputs will be facilitated through the work of ExCiteS with communities and local decision-makers, and provision to them of tailored monitoring and data analysis tools. The societal impact is one of the significant outcomes of the programme, especially with the ability to suggest community-centric learning about risk and resilience, and an understanding of how models, outcomes of research, guidelines and regulations fit within the needs and abilities of different communities. The work of ExCiteS in involving community members in shaping research questions and carrying out audits and analysis will be captured in guidelines that can be shared through 'Mapping for Change', a social enterprise owned by UCL. This will allow dissemination through the third sector (charities, voluntary organisations, etc.). Community risk mapping in fire safety engineering has potentially enormous consequences for addressing socio-economic risk inequities in UK society, in engineering design of infrastructure and provision of adequate emergency services.

Finally, we see the proposed programme as an opportunity to emphasise and promote civil engineering research in the UK. Advocacy and promotion of this field has been, and will continue to be, carried out by the three groups through a variety of means, e.g. media, participation in science festivals, learned societies, reports, websites, blogs (e.g. www.eng.ed.ac.uk/fire) and social media platforms.

Publications

10 25 50
 
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 New approaches have been developed for the realistic seismic strengthening of reinforced concrete beam-column connections with fibre-reinforced polymers. Alternative designs using steel components have been developed and testing of these has just ended. Exploratory tests have been carried out that look at smart memoryalloys as a future strengthening approach for columns under cyclic loading. The results are being currently published.

An intervention for improving lay people's preparedness for fire and earthquakes has been designed and implemented in Seattle, USA and in Izmir, Turkey. In each case 100 people attended the designed workshops and their level of preparedness was compared with that of a matched sample constituting the control (on which the intervention was not carried out). The results of surveys of preparedness in the intervention groups and control groups at 3 months and 1 year after the intervention show a statistically significant increase in preparedness actions taken by the intervention groups in both countries. This study is significant and we are working to disseminate the methodology, such that it can inform future disaster preparedness.

Long term participatory methods for community preparedness were evaluated in Seattle, across different areas, socio-economic grouping, and various interests. The work so far is showing a promising potential for community led data collection and management to organise and prepare for multi-hazard situations.
Exploitation Route They may be incorporated into codes of practice for seismic strengthening.

The intervention design can be adopted by government agencies or NGOs to improve seismic and fire preparedness.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Construction

URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/challenging-risk
 
Description We have carried out an intervention in Seattle, USA, and Izmir, Turkey where 100 participants in each country attended 2 workshops and conducted activities to see whether we could influence their preparedness behaviours in the case of earthquakes and fire. Comparison of preparedness levels with matched samples used as controls show that we have had an influence on levels of preparedness 3 months post-workshop and significantly 1 year -post workshop. The preparedness levels of these people have changed. The main results of this study are being published in Nature Human Behaviour Journal and we aim to disseminate the methods and design approaches used in order to influence future hazard preparedness campaigns. Work on reinforced concrete beam-column connection strengthening with FRP has been successful in developing a new approach that allows the joint to gain strength and ductility at a local level, and globally changes the damage mechanism achieved in the structure to one that promotes life-safety. To achieve the latter the FRP strengthening adopted needs to be accompanied by a weakening of the slab, which though counter-intuitive is extremely effective for the control of damage occurrence in the structure. We have conducted tests that look at the residual capacity of fire-damaged reinforced concrete columns when subjected to subsequent cyclic loading (like earthquake). These tests have been extended to look at the effectiveness of special paint-coating for fire protection and structural strengthening of reinforced concrete elements. Journal papers are being produced from this work currently. The results show very important issues with current guidance and provide potential solutions. There is strong potential impact of this work, though too early for this to be yet realised. A leading vendor of GIS (Esri) has used the learning from the project to structure an introduction to one of their novel data collection tools which we have tested in the project. The online teaching module was released to a world wide audience in January 2017.
First Year Of Impact 2017
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Construction,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software)
Impact Types Societal

 
Description Advised on Chilean National Strategy for Research in Natural Hazards
Geographic Reach South America 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact It is still early days but the first changes are an investment by the Chilean government in 150 additional MSc scholarships for Chilean students to study abroad on topics of Digital Transformation, Natural Hazards and Water Resources. The next phase of investment forsees the setup of a new institution on natural hazards research that liaises between government and universities.
 
Description Meeting with City Emergency Management Office and associated personnel
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Potential future impact or influence on emergency management advice provision, questions and contacts, networking
 
Description TURB 340 Urban Research Methods Winter 2016 & 2017
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description CDKN Disrupting Urban Risk Traps
Amount £275,000 (GBP)
Organisation Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2015 
End 09/2016
 
Description ELRHA - Humanitarian Innovation Fund
Amount £19,700 (GBP)
Organisation ELRHA 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2016 
End 06/2017
 
Description EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account Award held by UCL- Knowledge Secondment of Daniel Pohoryles to CARE International
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 03/2017
 
Description ExCiteS: Accelerated Upgrade and Market Entry (AcUMEn)
Amount £99,784 (GBP)
Funding ID D2U 2017-20 (A.1.28) 
Organisation University College London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2018 
End 02/2020
 
Description GCRF Resilience Foundation Awards
Amount £159,093 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/P016014/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 10/2017
 
Description H2020 IMPROVER Project: Improved risk evaluation and implementation of resilience concepts to Critical Infrastructure
Amount € 4,300,000 (EUR)
Funding ID H2020-DRS07-2014 Project Number: 653390 
Organisation European Union 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 06/2015 
End 05/2018
 
Description Horizon 2020 Doing It Together Science
Amount € 3,498,954 (EUR)
Funding ID 709443 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 06/2016 
End 06/2019
 
Description LaVisionUK Ltd - Use of digital image correlation of monitoring reinforced concrete beam-columns joints deformations
Amount £18,900 (GBP)
Organisation LA Vision 
Sector Private
Country Germany
Start 06/2014 
End 06/2014
 
Description S&P Clever Reinforcement Company - Cyclic behaviour of reinforced concrete beam-column joints: an experimental campaign on strengthening specimens
Amount £9,150 (GBP)
Organisation S&P Clever Reinforcement Company 
Sector Private
Country Germany
Start 06/2014 
End 12/2014
 
Description UCL Civil Environmental Geomatic Engineering PhD Studentship
Amount £55,520 (GBP)
Organisation University College London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2015 
End 06/2018
 
Description UCL Civil Environmental Geomatic Engineering PhD Studentship
Amount £48,000 (GBP)
Organisation University College London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2013 
End 04/2016
 
Title The FIX-IT Intervention Technique 
Description A new proven approach for the design and implementation of an intervention for changing lay-people's preparedness behaviour for fire and earthquakes. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The article with the apporach is being published right now in Nature Human Behaviour journal. We have proven that we have changed long-term preparedness behaviour (for earthquakes and fire) of individuals in Izmir (Turkey) and Seattle (USA). The intervention was delivered to a sample of 100 people, with a matched sample of 100 people used as a control. The intervention is a series of 2 workshops with various activities. People's home preparedness was measured through house visits before the intervention, 3 months and 1 year after the intervention. We proved statistically that there was an improvement in uptake of preparedness measures in the 100 people we had intervened on in both countries. 
 
Description Collaboration with Brunel University 
Organisation Brunel University London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Conducting a series of innovative cyclic tests on concrete columns reinforced with stainless steel bars
Collaborator Contribution Payment of 6 test specimens (all materials). Contribution to the ideas and design of experiments
Impact The tests are to be conducted in the next 3 months, so as yet there are no outputs.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Collaboration with Pontifica Universita' Catolica, Santiago, Chile - shear wall strengthening 
Organisation Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
Country Chile 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Visit of 10 weeks by Daniel Pohoryles (researcher on Challenging RISK) to PUC Chile to investigate application of FRP in retrofitting Chilean shear-wall type buildings
Collaborator Contribution Paid for flights (£1200) and 10 weeks accomodation (estimated at £2000) for Daniel Pohoryles (researcher on Challenging RISK) to visit PUC Chile (Santiago) to investigate application of FRP in retrofitting Chilean shear-wall type buildings
Impact Joint journal paper currently being written
Start Year 2016
 
Description Collaboration with Porto University 
Organisation University of Porto
Department Department of Civil Engineering
Country Portugal 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have paid for 2 column tests, 2 month of researcher time and photogrametry equipment for the column tests we are carrying out that investigate use of Smart Memory Alloy as a strengthening measure for reinforced concrete columns
Collaborator Contribution In our collaboration with Queens University Belfast, they have paid for 1 column test and provided all the technical assistance for the column tests we are carrying out that investigate use of Smart Memory Alloy as a strengthening measure for reinforced concrete columns. Total contribution worth 6000Euro In our collaboration also with La Sapienza University in Rome, on experimental tests on shear sensitive RC columns under biaxial loading, the University of Porto have contributed 14,400Euro towards the test specimens and monitoring equipment.
Impact Outputs not yet generated. Experiments to take place shortly
Start Year 2014
 
Description Collaboration with Queens University, Belfast 
Organisation Queen's University Belfast
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have paid for 2 column test and 3 month researcher time for the column tests we are carrying out that investigate use of Smart Memory Alloy as a strengthening measure for reinforced concrete columns
Collaborator Contribution They have paid for 1 column test (£2400) and provided some materials for the column tests we are carrying out that investigate use of Smart Memory Alloy as a strengthening measure for reinforced concrete columns
Impact not yet
Start Year 2015
 
Description Collaboration with University "La Sapienza" Rome, Italy 
Organisation Sapienza University of Rome
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Experimental tests on shear sensitive RC columns under biaxial loading. We have paid for column tests (around £6500) and some researcher time to conduct the tests.
Collaborator Contribution Experimental tests on shear sensitive RC columns under biaxial loading. La Sapienza have paid for column tests (Euro 18000) and some researcher time to help analyse the tests.
Impact The tests are underway
Start Year 2016
 
Description EPSRC IAAA Knowledge Secondment of Daniel Pohoryles to CARE International 
Organisation Care International UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Secondment of Daniel Pohoryles to CARE International from October 2016 to March 2017. Including a stay in Chile. £10000 obtained from EPSRC IAAA account held by UCL.
Collaborator Contribution Contribution of £7400 towards the costs of the secondment. Supervision of the secondment as well as linkages with charities in Chile.
Impact Still being achieved
Start Year 2016
 
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 Mapping for Change Community Map 
Organisation Mapping for Change
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Requirements of participatory mapping
Collaborator Contribution Set up of maps
Impact Seattle community map
Start Year 2016
 
Title Checklist App 
Description Extension to Geokey, a platform for participatory mapping 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2017 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact The app was co-developed with Challenging RISK participants in Seattle, Washington and provides the opportunity to make customised lists of emergency items that also include expiry dates and notifications to replace out-of-date items. 
URL https://github.com/ExCiteS/geokey-checklist
 
Title Geokey extensions 
Description Extensions to GeoKey for participatory mapping 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2017 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact GeoKey provides server-side components to run participatory mapping projects. Extension has enabled its widespread use in community mapping projects 
URL http://geokey.org.uk/
 
Title Get Started with Survey123 for ArcGIS 
Description Online learning tool for home owner associations to develop tools to support their community members' disaster preparedness for earthquakes and home fires 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact This online tutorial, co-developed with Esri and the ExCiteS/Challenging RISK team (2017), demonstrates how to use Survey123 to build disaster preparedness lists that can be used to share with community members information on resources (e.g. first aid kits, food/water, etc.). 
URL http://learn.arcgis.com/en/projects/get-started-with-survey123/
 
Title MOOC: Introduction to Citizen Science & Scientific Crowdsourcing 
Description Online course 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact 500+ people signed up to course which includes Challenging Risk as case study 
URL https://extendstore.ucl.ac.uk/product?catalog=UCLXICSSCJan17
 
Title Mobile Hazard Hunt 
Description Work conducted with participants from various groups in Seattle and Tacoma (2015-present) using Survey123 to collect information on features around them that may be a hazard, safety feature, or questionable. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact These activities help give people a sample of what is possible with geospatial tools in respect to disaster preparedness. 
 
Title Online game - Beat the Quake 
Description This is an online game for the teaching of earthquake and fire preparedness measures that can be taken in the home. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact The game was used as part of the intervention for changing people's behaviours in the Challenging RISK project. 
URL http://www.dropcoverholdon.org/beatthequake/game/
 
Title Seattle Community Map set up for disaster planning 
Description The Seattle community map was set up on the community map platform. With the advance of web technologies, online participatory mapping requires a cutting-edge digital platform. Community Maps is one such resource. A flexible and stylish participatory mapping platform, Community Maps can visualise data, compare information, and encourage conversation about the places which matter. Community Maps can facilitate dialogue and collaboration across sectors, within organisations, or amongst communities. Designed using the latest web development technologies, Community Maps offers a fast, reliable and intuitive interface. The display is clear, professional, and engaging for all screen types. We can also provide a range of bespoke customisation and branding options. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Further expansion of the underlying geokey technology 
URL http://cm.geokey.org.uk/project/challenging-risk?layer=2¢er=47.2345:-121.2231:6
 
Description "Beat the Quake" online game for earthquake and fire preparedness 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We contributed to and modified the online game "Beat the Quake" that promotes earthquake and fire preparedness in the home. We are now working on a Turkish version of this game
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
URL http://www.dropcoverholdon.org/beatthequake/
 
Description 'Interdisciplinary GIS applications in Challenging RISK' at ESRI User conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Sharing of work being done; discussion with similar Participatory Action Research projects; networking with others in the field
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'The use of Accessible Spatial Technologies for disaster planning and response' Presentation - Greater Federal Way Chamber of Commerce Membership Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited by the Chamber to sharing information about disaster preparedness and citizen science and volunteered geographic information as well as provide initial findings to local community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://slides.com/brittaricker-1/deck-6-21-25#/
 
Description 'Volunteered Big Raster Data collected through Unmanned Aerial Systems for Disaster Preparedness and Response' Research Seminar in the School of Environment at the University of Auckland, New Zealand 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Deliver information to New Zealand researchers about disaster preparedness as it relates to citizen science and volunteered geographic information and provide initial findings of research. Several researchers reached out with further questions about this research or asked for assistence designing future projects with public engagement components
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://slides.com/brittaricker-1/deck-6-21#/
 
Description AAG AGM, Boston - discussion on particpatory research and disaster 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Convening a session, facilitating discussion and questions around the topic of Participatory research and disaster
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://app.core-apps.com/aagam2017
 
Description AAG AGM, Boston - presentation on articipatory Geographies, Partnerships & Preparedness: Exploring community engagement, collaboration, and co-design of disaster preparedness tools 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presenting on collaborative research and co-design process
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://app.core-apps.com/aagam2017
 
Description BSI committee (B/525/08-Structures in Seismic Regions) for the implementation of Eurocode 8 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Rossetto is a member of the BSI committee (B/525/08-Structures in Seismic Regions) for the implementation of Eurocode 8. . Awarding Body - BSI, Name of Scheme - BSI
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013,2014,2015,2016
 
Description Benchmark modelling of concrete filled structural hollow sections 
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 discussions about what benchmarking is and why it is necessary for all academic work

Requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://fire.fsv.cvut.cz/ifer/benchmark/Benchmark%20Studies_Validation.pdf
 
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 Community survey workshop: Tacoma Neighbourhood Council Leaders and Board Meetings 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Community members, Fire Department, City Officials met for local discussion, facilitation of collecting data on preparedness, questions, contacts. This process identified areas for data quality improvement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Concrete in Fire Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact tbc
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Construction of Judgement-Based Fragility Functions of Reinforced Concrete Cast-in-place buildings affected by Fire 
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 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.

Application of expert judgment to the quantification of a damage scale for RC buildings exposed to fire.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Coordination Meetings and Workshops with Tacoma Fire Department leadership 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Coordination and collaboration with officers from Tacoma Fire Department & city personnel, to coordinate delivery of workshops, to collect data and identify areas for data quality improvement, plus identifying clear patterns across shifts and stations about information needs and recommendations for both Fire Department and for the community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Design and Methodology of a Longitudinal Study on Earthquake and Fire Preparedness. Oral Presentation, Improved Data for Fire Risk Management in Urban Informal Settlements - a workshop, UCL, 24-25 May, 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Design and Methodology of a Longitudinal Study on Earthquake and Fire Preparedness. Oral Presentation, Improved Data for Fire Risk Management in Urban Informal Settlements - a workshop, UCL, 24-25 May, 2016. Presentation by Gabriela Perez-Fuentes described the intervention study being carried out in Challenging Risk and theory on which behaviour change intervention is based.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Development of realistic CFRP retrofit schemes for existing reinforced concrete structures. Evening meeting, The Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics, Institution of Civil Engineers, 27th April 2016, London, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Daniel Pohoryles and Jose Melo presented a talk called "Development of realistic CFRP retrofit schemes for existing reinforced concrete structures" at the April evening meeting (also AGM) of the Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics, learned society of the Institution of Civil Engineers, 27th April 2016, London, UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Edinburgh Earth Observatory / AGI Scotland - Invited speaker in a seminar on 'VGI and Citizen Science: what we know and what next?' by the seminars coordinator, Owen MacDonald [University of Edinburgh] 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Part of University of Edinburgh School of GeoSciences is pleased seminar series, presenting topics in the broad areas of geographical information and remote sensing, under the auspices of the Edinburgh Earth Observatory. This prestigious series combined research seminars with talks of professional interest and was open to students and staff across the University and beyond, together with professionals in the field working in Edinburgh and other parts of Scotland. Supported by the Association for Geographic Information in Scotland (AGI Scotland) as a professional seminar series
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.agi.org.uk/component/civicrm/?task=civicrm/event/info&reset=1&id=12
 
Description Esri Education user conference - invited keynote speaker on 'Citizen Science & Geographical Technologies: creativity, learning, and engagement' b 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact ExCiteS dissemination talk, focusing on citizen science vs extreme citizen science and the way geographical technologies contribute to creativity and learning.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://povesham.wordpress.com/2016/06/26/esri-education-user-conference-talk-citizen-science-geogra...
 
Description Evaluating Design Guidance for Intumescent fire protection of concrete filled structural hollow sections 
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 Academic and practising
Discussions on current and future trends within Structural fire engineering


increased requests for information (Specifically D.Rush PhD - https://www.era.lib.ed.ac.uk/handle/1842/8298)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.structuresinfire.com/corpo/conferences/sif14.pdf
 
Description Evaluation of final emergency preparedness research projects - UWT Undergraduate research skills course 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Guest evaluator and reviewer for final group projects, each designed around the Challenging RISK topic of community earthquake and home fire preparedness. Short introduction to the project, evauation of projects and coaching on improvements to research methods based. Students exhibited learning on research skills and participatory methods, gained better understanding of local community and perceptions on earthquake and home fire preparedness
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Fire Performance of Unprotected and Protected CFS Sections 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact tbc
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Fire Performance of Unprotected and Protected CFS Sections 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Internal presentation of current knowledge levels and future performance based testing plans at Edinburgh in conjunction with International Paint.

new method of design incorporated within manufacturers open literature
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description GI-Forum, ifgi, University of Münster - invited speaker on 'Where Citizen Science and Geographic Information Science meet?' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk promoting links between citizen science within GIScience and vice versa
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.uni-muenster.de/Geoinformatics/en/GI-Forum/index.shtml
 
Description GIS Research UK 2015 annual conference: 'Exploring new ways of digital engagement: a study on how mobile mapping and applications can contribute to disaster preparedness' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Sharing of work being done; discussion with similar Participatory Action Research projects; networking with others in the field
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description GIScience 2016 - invited keynote speaker on 'Has GIScience lost its interdisciplinary mojo?' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote speaker addressing academic and industry interdisciplinary issues between GIScience and citizen science
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Improvied Data for Fire Risk Management in Urban Informal Settlements: 'Exploring solutions to community preparedness through public participation' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Identifying key opportunities for further work; communicating key achievements and benefits of citizen science approaches; sharing of survey technology; exploration of Fire Risk scenario through exercise. Paper opportunity identified; potential funding opportunity identified; contacts made; questions asked of the project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Interviews, discussion, networking and workshop around earthquake preparedness - Community Interviews - Auckland & Wellington, New Zealand 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A workshop to build understanding of disaster responsibilities and perceptions in the context of NZ, identifying opportunities for data collection or quality improvement, finding local emergency managers' view on the community's preparedness. Information exchanged from a community of disaster managers from a perspective where they experience earthquakes regularly.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Introducing the Survey123 data collector to the wider Community Emergency Communications Hubs, SEattle USA 
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 Training content developed, practical exercise developed, questions answered around type of info to be collected in order to work to a shared data quality standard
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
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 Keynote Lecture on Earthquake Risk at the Circle of European Communicators Conference 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Keynote lecture given at the Circle of European Communicators Conference on Earthquake Risk Perception
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Lecture to GIS Design course, UCL 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact To share about the process for design and use of citizen science app for disaster response (lecture and practicum)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MOOC: Learn ArcGIS: Get Started with Survey123 for ArcGIS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Online tutorial developed on request after Esri learned about how the team was using the tool, Challenging RISK survey tool development process shared as good practice in an internationally platform avaialble to both academics and private/public sector partners. Part of 'Introduction to Citizen Science & Scientific Crowdsourcing' online MOOC with over 500 participants https://extendstore.ucl.ac.uk/product?catalog=UCLXICSSCJan17
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://learn.arcgis.com/en/projects/get-started-with-survey123/
 
Description Performance Based Structural Fire Engineering: A View from Edinburgh 
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 A mix of engineers (academic and practising) from the UK and the US to discuss the current state of performance based fire engineering within the UK and what needs to happen for the US to start developing these methods

increased requests for information
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.era.lib.ed.ac.uk/handle/1842/8298)
 
Description Performance and Design of Intumescent Coatings on Concrete Filled Hollow Steel Sections 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact tbc
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Performance and Design of Intumescent Coatings on Concrete Filled Hollow Steel Sections 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact tbc
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Post fire residual capacity of protected and unprotected concrete filled steel hollow columns 
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 Academic and practicing, discussions on current and future trends within Structural fire engineering


increased requests for information (Specifically D.Rush PhD - https://www.era.lib.ed.ac.uk/handle/1842/8298)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.structuresinfire.com/corpo/conferences/sif14.pdf
 
Description Presentation - Department of Geo Information Processing (GIP) Faculty of Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente, the Netherlands 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation to Amsterdam researchers to deliver information about disaster preparedness as it relates to citizen science and volunteered geographic information and provide initial findings of research. Researchers asked for assistence designing future projects with public engagement components
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation - University of Amsterdam on Volunteered Geographic Information Disaster Preparedness 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Deliver information about disaster preparedness as it relates to citizen science and volunteered geographic information and provide initial findings of research; researchers asked for assistence designing future projects with public engagement components, indicating these ideas might be reused in other projects
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Royal Geographic Society Annual Meeting 2016: 'GIS apps to improve disaster preparedness and community resilience' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Sharing of work being done; discussion with similar Participatory Action Research projects; networking with others in the field
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Seattle/Tacoma Workshops 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Community engagement workshops held with small groups throughout Seattle & Tacoma area to explore community preparedness. Development of checklist app; development of mapping survey to create community emergency resource map; information sharing and general preparedness
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017
 
Description Seismic retrofit for improving the resilience of existing structures - Institution of Structureal Engineers - Dec 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Tiziana Rossetto presented their work on the seismic retrofit for improving the resilient of existing structures at the Institution of Structural Engineers.

The topics below have been discussed:
Recent History of Italian Earthquakes;
Resilience & Process of recovery;
How to strengthen masonry buildings;
How to strengthen reinforced concrete buildings;

The video of the of the event is available here:

https://istructe.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=fc7a5077-0eb9-442a-a25c-596cef4f697e
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://istructe.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=fc7a5077-0eb9-442a-a25c-596cef4f697...
 
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 Theactrical 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 Local
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.

Blog - edinburghfireresearch.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/playing-with-fire-towers-of-babel.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://edinburghfireresearch.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/playing-with-fire-towers-of-babel.html
 
Description Towards Fragility Analysis for Buildings in Fire: Thought experiments on concrete columns 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Structural fire engineers - Academic and practicing
Discussions on current and future trends within Structural fire engineering - increased requests for information (SiF paper 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)


Increased requests for information
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.steelinfire.org.uk/downloads/DR_LB_2014.pdf
 
Description Towards Fragility Analysis for Structural Fire Resistance: Residual Capacity of Concrete Columns 
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 Structural fire engineers - Academic and practising
Discussions on current and future trends within Structural fire engineering and how to engage with people and companies about how we design buildings.

discussions about probabilistic design and need for a review paper on SOA of all approaches in fire and outwith
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.steelinfire.org.uk/downloads/DR_LB_2014.pdf
 
Description UNIGS online u_Lecture - Invited speaker in UNIGIS webinar series on 'What geographic information science got to do with citizen science?' by the webinar coordinator, Graham Smith [MMU - UNIGIS] 
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 Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Online lecture about GIS and citizen science - part of UNIGIS UK distance learning for postgraduate eductaion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description US National Academy of Science, Board of Earth Science and Resources - Invited speaker in a webinar on 'unearthing citizen science' by the webinar organiser, Elizabeth A. Eide [NAS] 
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 Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Citizen Science/ExCites dissemination
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://dels.nas.edu/global/besr/BESR-Webinar
 
Description Understanding Risk Conference - Invited speaker 'Crowdsourced Geographic Information in Government' by Emma Phillips [World Bank - GFDRR] 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination of ExCiteS activities focusing on how governments can better interact with volunteer communities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://understandrisk.org/event/2014-ur-forum/
 
Description Vice-chair of the Society of Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics (SECED) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SECED is the UK learned society on earthquakes and civil engineering dynamics of the Institution of Civil Engineers . Awarding Body - SECED, Name of Scheme - SECED
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013,2014,2015,2016