Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search

 


200 experts to attend international fire conference

More than 200 experts to attend international fire conference at the University of Canterbury

January 15, 2013


Click for big version.

More than 200 fire scientists and engineers from all over the world will attend the 11th Symposium of the International Association for Fire Safety Science at the University of Canterbury (UC) next month.

The February 9 to 14 conference is the pre-eminent fire science symposium held every three years and rotated around the world between North America, Europe, and Australasia. 

Chair of the host committee, UC engineering professor Charles Fleischmann, says the symposium will focus on the science of fire safety with presentation papers ranging from detailed combustion modelling of wildfires to the impact of climate change to melting furniture foam to arson fires.  

``With the summer fire season upon us, research in this area is extremely topical and relevant this time of year. UC Associate Professor Michael Spearpoint is co-chairing a workshop looking at benchmarking and fire data sharing.

``UC postgraduates will present on issues such as polyurethane foams, fire scenarios in car parking buildings and the fire performance of post-tensioned timber box beams.

``Our staff and postgraduates will give a number of presentations and are actively involved in running this year’s symposium,’’ Professor Fleischmann says.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Cosmetics & Pollution: Proposal To Ban Microbeads

Cosmetic products containing microbeads will be banned under a proposal announced by the Minister for the Environment today. Marine scientists have been advocating for a ban on the microplastics, which have been found to quickly enter waterways and harm marine life. More>>

ALSO:

NIWA: 2016 New Zealand’s Warmest Year On Record

Annual temperatures were above average (0.51°C to 1.20°C above the annual average) throughout the country, with very few locations observing near average temperatures (within 0.5°C of the annual average) or lower. The year 2016 was the warmest on record for New Zealand, based on NIWA’s seven-station series which begins in 1909. More>>

ALSO:

Farewell 2016: NZ Economy Flies Through 2016's Political Curveballs

Dec. 23 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's economy batted away some curly political curveballs of 2016 to end the year on a high note, with its twin planks of a booming construction sector and rampant tourism soon to be joined by a resurgent dairy industry. More>>

ALSO:


NZ Economy: More Growth Than Expected In 3rd Qtr

Dec. 22 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's economy grew at a faster pace than expected in the September quarter as a booming construction sector continued to underpin activity, spilling over into related building services, and was bolstered by tourism and transport ... More>>

  • NZ Govt - Solid growth for NZ despite fragile world economy
  • NZ Council of Trade Unions - Government needs to ensure economy raises living standards
  • KiwiRail Goes Deisel: Cans electric trains on partially electrified North Island trunkline

    Dec. 21 (BusinessDesk) – KiwiRail, the state-owned rail and freight operator, said a small fleet of electric trains on New Zealand’s North Island would be phased out over the next two years and replaced with diesel locomotives. More>>

  • KiwiRail - KiwiRail announces fleet decision on North Island line
  • Greens - Ditching electric trains massive step backwards
  • Labour - Bill English turns ‘Think Big’ into ‘Think Backwards’
  • First Union - Train drivers condemn KiwiRail’s return to “dirty diesel”
  • NZ First - KiwiRail Going Backwards for Xmas
  • NIWA: The Year's Top Science Findings

    Since 1972 NIWA has operated a Clean Air Monitoring Station at Baring Head, near Wellington... In June, Baring Head’s carbon dioxide readings officially passed 400 parts per million (ppm), a level last reached more than three million years ago. More>>

    ALSO:

    Get More From Scoop

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Sci-Tech
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news