FERMI ltd move to new premises!Thursday, November 3rd 2011
Our New Address:
4 Victoria St,
FERMI & UKTFA full scale fire testsMonday, July 25th 2011
FERMI is working with the UKTFA to develop new full scale fire tests to provide designers with timber frame systems for use on constricted construction sites.
The tests will validate earlier work which identified the benefits of timber treatments, insulation and modular timber frame systems.
It will also provide further information for the FERMI RT (copyright) model and assist in validating the guidance developed by FERMI & UK TFA on fire spread risk reduction.
FERMI complete Evacuation Modelling TrialsMonday, July 25th 2011
FERMI have recently developed a computer evacuation model for a major UK shopping centre and then held a real time evacuation trial to test and validate modelling assumptions.
FERMI engineers acted as observers and 'shoppers' in order to understand the procedures and experience of shopping centre users and fire marshals.
The information has been added to the model which now produces well-validated estimates of evacuation time and procedures. The exercise also provided invaluable information to the centre management.
Speakers and Papers at the Nice ConferenceWednesday, January 5th 2011
We are very excited by the list of speakers and papers being presented at the Tunnel Safety Forum 2011 - a small sample:
7/7 Incidents & Operational Developments - London Fire Brigade
Alpine Tunnel Fires & their effects on Legislation & Design - Didier Lacroix, CETU
Eurotunnel New Infrastructure & Rolling Stock
Passenger Train Design Fires - Clare Hebden & Alex Cunningham, AECOM
New Single-bore Road Tunnel Projects - Paul Scott, FERMI Ltd
Water Mist in Tunnels: Unanswered Questions - Dr Ricky Carvel, Edinburgh University
Tunnel Fire Dynamics and Testing - Professor David Charters, BRE Global
The New Pajares Railway Link - Rodriguez, Botella, Arrastia, Gomez-Rey, ADIF
Tenerife 'Tren del Sur' high speed line - Andres Munoz Del Dios, Metropolitana de Tenerife SA