7th Asia-Oceania Symposium (AOFST)
Hong Kong - Rapid rise of the economics in the Far East has led to many large-scale new construction projects. As the number of fires, including arson and terrorist attack fires, appears to be increasing in the past ten years, fire safety has to be considered carefully.
Rapid rise of the economics in the Far East has led to many large-scale new construction projects. As the number of fires, including arson and terrorist attack fires, appears to be increasing in the past ten years, fire safety has to be considered carefully.
TOPICS TO BE INCLUDED IN THE SYMPOSIUM ARE:
• Fire science: Ignition, flame spread, heat release rate, flashover, extinguishing mechanism.
• Fire models: Fire zone model, computational fluid dynamics or numerical heat transfer, airflow network models.
• Materials: Fire behaviour, tests, fundamental properties, combustibility, fire retardants, heat release rate, smoke toxicity.
• Fire hazard assessment: Fire environment, empirical relations, engineering tools, full-scale burning tests required, special considerations for supertall buildings, shopping mall complexes, public transport interchanges, big terminals.
• Passive building construction: Compartmentation, fire resisting construction, evacuation design, means of access for firefighting, testing and control of fire safe materials.
• Active fire protection systems: New fire systems, halon substitutes, water mist fire suppression systems, green firefighting techniques, smoke management systems, intelligent fire detection and unwanted fire alarms.
• Fire safety management: Fire safety plan, maintenance plan, staff training plan, fire action plan, fire prevention plan, technology/procedure/behaviour (TPB).
• Safety codes: Fire codes for hardware fire safety provisions, difficulties in implementing engineering performance-based fire codes, responsibilities of different parties, education and training desired
Language: The official language of 7AOFST is English.
Abstracts and papers should be submitted to the Symposium Secretary:
Miss Y.Y. Yeung
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: (852) 2766 5862 Fax: (852) 2765 7198
Areas of Strength: Fire Safety Engineering
Department of Building Services Engineering
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University,
Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Professor W.K. Chow, Areas of Strength: Fire Safety Engineering,
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University,Hong Kong, China