7-8/02/2020

EUGENIDES FOUNDATION
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7-8/02/2020

EUGENIDES FOUNDATION
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EUGENIDES FOUNDATION | 387, Syggrou Ave., 17564 – P. Faliro, Athens

International Conference for the Fire Protection of Structures

The conference is the most dynamic and promising meeting in the broader area of Fire Safety of Buildings and Structures, aiming at informing and strengthening the networking of all interested parties

At a glance

In this unique and extremely important International Conference you will have the opportunity to attend excellent Greek and foreign speakers who will present highly interesting Technical and Scientific issues that will enrich your knowledge on Fire Protection of Structures and Protection , through them, of Human Life and Property.

The important aspects of the New Greek Fire Protection Regulation for Buildings will be highlighted, proposals for its improvement / completion will be presented, such as the lack of enough information and instructions for the “High Rise Buildings”, as well as large-scale testing for the behavior of façade systems in fire conditions. It will also attempt to change the perspective and general culture of Modern Firesafe Structures, by presenting the relevant European and International Standards related to Fire Resistance, Reaction to Fire, Tests and Certifications, with examples of Best (and Bad, as well) Practices and Open Discussions, Questions in the course of the conference and within the Roundtables.

Why join?

Learn about the new Technical, Scientific and Business Environment created by the implementation of the New Fire Protection Regulation of Buildings in Greece and in European Union, in general.

Look, listen and share thoughts and opinions enriching your cognitive background and gain from the experiences of others by mutually exchanging your experience and facts happened during the course of your professional activities.

Join the Community of the Fire Safety and Protection of Structures Experts, connect with the individual members that fit more to your interests and professional needs and adapt promptly your plans for a better future of your business or research. Learn about Harmonized European Standards, CE Marking, European Guidelines, Special Standards from other countries, Certifications and Testing, in the field of Fire Protection of Structures. Become more updated and efficient by understanding the “state of the art” technology of materials, products and structures with you, gaining an advanced position over your competitors.

Speakers:

George Boustras

George Boustras

Dr Chemical Engineer, Prof. in Risk Assessment at European University Cypru

Adrian Brown

Adrian Brown

Chartered Fire Engineer

Diane Daems

Diane Daems

Ph.D. Material and Industry Sustainability

Elias Koufopanos

Elias Koufopanos

Mechanical Engineer, Managing Director in the technical company ERGOSTEEL SA

Dr. Panos Kotsovinos

Dr. Panos Kotsovinos

Senior Fire Engineer with Arup, UK

George Manos

George Manos

Dipl. Civil Engineer M. Sc NTUA, Certifications Engineer, Elval Colour

Chrysanthos Maraveas

Chrysanthos Maraveas

Civil (Structural) Engineer, Ph.D. Manchester University

Panagiotis Megalokonomou

Panagiotis Megalokonomou

Mechanical Engineer, Senior Risk Engineer, AXA Insurance

Mathieu Meur

Mathieu Meur

Director of DP Façade

Amaya Osacar

Amaya Osacar

Dr. Architect, member of several Working Groups of the CEN CT 127

Kyriakos Papaioannou

Kyriakos Papaioannou

Civil Engineer, PhD, Professor Emeritus, AUTh

Mattheos Vlachakis

Mattheos Vlachakis

Mechanical Engineer AUTh, Buildings-Construction Works Manager, TÜV HELLAS SA

Angelos Zografos

Angelos Zografos

Dipl. Civil Engineer M. Sc NTUA, Structural Façade Analysis, Elval Colour

Conference topics:

Positions & proposals by ELIPYKA

Find out about ELIPYKA’s views on the Regulatory Framework for Fire Protection of Buildings in Greece and proposals to improve / extend the scope of the New Greek Fire Protection Regulation.

Regulatory Framework of Fire Protection of Buildings in Greece

The codification-integration of explanatory texts, made by expert authorities, on the regulation and the creation of an integrated structure, acting as an efficient tool to produce reliable studies and good practices

Research and development

Greek Laboratories: Review of fire investigations, their connection to market needs, the opportunities of Greek Businesses for access and the possible benefits from working with them

Building insurance

Learn about risk analysis and fire insurance in buildings, claims for compensation from victims of non-compliant owners or providers of premises. Presentation of European experience (drafting contracts, clauses, indemnities, etc.)

Fire Safety Certificates for Business Buildings

Listen to proposals to incorporate fire protection certificate requirements into leases of business premises, event venues and places of gatherings of people, in general.

Test Standard for High Rice Buildings

Learn about assessing the behavior of facade systems in fire conditions. Large Scale Tests and test standard for High Rise Buildings: What is the current situation in the European Union

European Regulatory Framework

Overview of the Building Fire Protection Regulatory Framework in the European Union – Good Practices and Guidelines from CFPA-e

Case Studies & Scientific Articles

Listen to event and root cause analyses with examples such as Grenfell Tower, Virgin Mary of Paris, etc.

Urban spaces and the environment

Wildland-Urban Interface Areas- Progress of the Studies for the development of Relevant Guidelines

The Importance of Education

The important role of Education and the requirements for the creation of Studies Specialists and Technicians will be highlighted for the development of studies, supervision, controls and the realization of projects

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities in the Study, Design and Applications in the Field of Fire Protection of Structures

Product Certification

Learn about Testing and Certification Standards related to “Reaction to Fire” and “Fire Resistance”, of materials, products and structures and how they contribute to developing a culture of selecting certified products, constructions and companies

Conference topics:

Positions & proposals by ELIPYKA

Find out about ELIPYKA’s views on the Regulatory Framework for Fire Protection of Buildings in Greece and proposals to improve / extend the scope of the New Greek Fire Protection Regulation.
Make comments and submit your ideas, during questions and discussions, related to presentations.

Regulatory Framework of Fire Protection of Buildings in Greece

The codification-integration of explanatory texts, made by expert authorities, on the regulation and the creation of an integrated structure, acting as an efficient tool to produce reliable studies and good practices

Research and development

Greek Laboratories: Review of fire investigations, their connection to market needs, the opportunities of Greek Businesses for access and the possible benefits from working with them

Building insurance

Learn about risk analysis and fire insurance in buildings, claims for compensation from victims of non-compliant owners or providers of premises. Presentation of European experience (drafting contracts, clauses, indemnities, etc.)

Fire Safety Certificates for Business Buildings

Listen to proposals to incorporate fire protection certificate requirements into leases of business premises, event venues and places of gatherings of people, in general.

Test Standard for High Rice Buildings

Learn about assessing the behavior of facade systems in fire conditions. Large Scale Tests and test standard for High Rise Buildings: What is the current situation in the European Union

European Regulatory Framework

Overview of the Building Fire Protection Regulatory Framework in the European Union – Good Practices and Guidelines from CFPA-e

Product Certification

Learn about Testing and Certification Standards related to “Reaction to Fire” and “Fire Resistance”, of materials, products and structures and how they contribute to developing a culture of selecting certified products, constructions and companies

Urban spaces and the environment

Wildland-Urban Interface Areas- Progress of the Studies for the development of Relevant Guidelines

Case Studies & Scientific Articles

Listen to event and root cause analyses with examples such as Grenfell Tower, Virgin Mary of Paris, etc.

The Importance of Education

The important role of Education and the requirements for the creation of Studies Specialists and Technicians will be highlighted for the development of studies, supervision, controls and the realization of projects

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities in the Study, Design and Applications in the Field of Fire Protection of Structures

Conference Programme:

FRIDAY - 7/2/2020

10:00 – 11:30
Registration
11:30 – 12:00
Welcoming address

Section A - BUILDING FIRE PROTECTION REGULATORY FRAMEWORK

Coordinator: G. Mylonakis
12:00 – 12:15
Τhe Regulatory Framework for the Fire Protection of Buildings in Greece and proposals to improve / extend the scope of the New Greek Fire Protection Regulation

Dr. Yiannis Kontoulis
President, ELIPYKA

12:15 – 12:30
The New Building Fire Protection Regulation: Historical Review and Future Challenges

Dr. Kyriakos Papaioannou
Professor Emeritus, AUTh

12:30 – 12:45
Ventilated Facade Systems: a systematic approach for Fire protection, Energy Performance and Innovation

Angelos Zografos – George Manos,
Elval Colour

12:45 – 13:00

The Grenfell tower case

Adrian Brown
Chartered Fire Engineer

13:00 – 13:25
Discussion

13:25 – 14:15

Lunch

Section Β - GREEK REGULATORY FRAMEWORK: BEYOND THE STATE OF THE ART

Coordinator: G. Iliadis
14:15 – 14:30
The New Fire Protection Guideline, by the Technical Chamber of Greece, as a Helping Tool for safer Buildings

Mattheos Vlachakis
Director, TÜV Hellas (TÜV Nord)

14:30 – 14:45

Fire Safety Licencing in Greece: Time for a change in paradigm

Prof. George Boustras
European University of Cyprus

14:45 – 15:00

Active Fire Protection: Fire Detection Methods and Modern Event Reporting Technologies

Aris Zacharias,
Technical Dir. Zarifopoulos S.A.

15:00 – 15:15

Industrial Buildings: Problems and Challenges created because of the New Fire Protection Regulation. Suggestions to State

Ilias Koufopanos
Managing Dir., Ergosteel S.A.

15:15 – 15:40
Discussion
15:40 – 16:00

Coffee Break

Section C - INTERNATIONAL REGULATORY FRAMEWORK: OVERVIEW

Coordinator: D. Kolaitis
16:00 – 16:15
An overview of the regulatory framework in the EU and in other countries

Diane Daems
Fire & Building code manager, Huntsman Europe

16:15 – 16:30

The role of fire engineer in the UK: Regulatory framework, performance based design and innovation

Dr. Panayiotis Kotsovinos
Senior Fire Engineer, Arup, UK

16:30 – 16:45

The Italian procedures concerning fire safety and Italian technical codes

Dr. Guido Zaccarelli
FSE Italia, CFPA-e

16:45 – 17:00

Fire Protection and Property Insurance

Panagiotis Megaloikonomou
Senior Risk Engineer, ΑΧΑ Insurance

17:00 – 17:25
Discussion
18:00 – 20:00

Cocktail Reception

SATURDAY - 8/2/2020

9:30 – 10:00
Registration

Section D - INTERNATIONAL REGULATORY FRAMEWORK: BEYOND THE STATE OF THE ART

Coordinator: S. Chadiarakou
10:00 – 10:15

Fire Safety – Current Issues and Future Trends

Dr. Konstantinos Belivanis
Principal Engineer, Jensen Hughes, USA

10:15 – 10:30

Fire Safety of Structures and Architectural design: Issues,conflicts, compromises, creativity.

Dr. Amaya Osacar
Fire Safety Manager, Knauf Insulation

10:30 – 10:45

Role of Fire Engineer in Buildings Design

Dr. Klelia Petrou
European University Cyprus

10:45 – 11:00

Criteria and parameters for designing façades conforming to the fire protection requirements

Mathieu Meur
Director, DP Architects Group

11:00 – 11:25
Discussion
11:25 – 11:50
Coffee Break

Section E - FIRE TESTING AND CERTIFICATION STANDARDS

Coordinator: M. Chalaris

11:50 – 12:05

Fire testing Laboratories in Greece: Adaptation to the New Requirements

Dr. Dionysios Kolaitis
Technical Dir. Fire Engineering Unit, National Technical University of Athens

12:05 – 12:20

Certification and CE Marking of Fire Resistant Doors, windows and Partition in accordance to EN 16034

Dr. George Iliadis
Ili-Con P.C.

12:20 – 12:35

Fire Proofing Assessment of Standard Load Bearing Elements / Systems with the Eurocodes

Dr. Crysanthos Maraveas
C. Maraveas & Associates P.C.

12:35 – 12:50

High Rise Buildings”: Assessing the behaviour of facade systems in fire conditions. Next steps on the Façade Roadmap

Will Macdonald
Regional Director, Aecom, UK

12:50 – 13:15
Discussion
13:15 – 14:05

Lunch

Section F - NEW CHALLENGES AND THE ROAD AHEAD

Coordinator: Y. Kontoulis
14:05 – 14:20

Existing Building Stock: A 15-point check list for compliance with the New Fire Protection Regulation

Dr Stella Chadiarakou
Fibran S.A.

14:20 – 14:35

Wildland – Urban Interface: A Fire Risk analysis and mapping. Preventive Actions. Suggestions and Guidelines

Dr Michalis Chalaris
Colonel, Hellenic Fire Service

14:20 – 14:35

2 ELIPYKA assessment protocols linking market surveillance with inspection, consulting and education of relevant engineers

George Mylonakis
General Manager, ELIPYKΑ

14:50 – 15:15
Discussion
15:15 – 15:45
Coffee Break

Section G - ROUND TABLE

Coordinator G. Mylonakis
15:45 – 16:30
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS

Chadiarakou S., Chalaris M., Iliadis G., Kolaitis D., Zografos Ag.

Scientific Committee of the Conference:

Dr. Dionysios Kolaitis

Senior Researcher, School of Mechanical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens

Dr. Catherine Papanicolaou

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Patras

Dr. Michail Chalaris

Professor, Hellenic Fire Academy

Register now:

In order to secure your participation in the 1st Fire Protection of Structures Conference, registration is required. Click on the REGISTRATION button below.

Who is it for:

The conference is open to all professionals working in the field of real estate and infrastructure in Greece. Indicatively, the following sectors are listed:
  • Greek and international building materials industries
  • Construction systems industries
  • Fire protection systems companies
  • Construction companies
  • Insulation Companies
  • University Labs and Research Centers
  • Officers of the Fire Brigade with scientific adequacy
  • Engineers specializing in the field of fire protection

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How will I come?

  • 387, Syggrou Ave., 17564 – P. Faliro, Athens
  • Bus lines: 550: Eugenides/Planetarium stop, 550: Onaseio stop, Β2: Eugenides/Planetarium stop, Β2: Onaseio stop, Α2: Iasonos stop, Α2: Iasonos stop, 126: Trapeza stop, 229: Onaseio stop, 229: Iasonos stop
  • Trolley line: 10 (Halandri – Tzitzifies): Chrisaki stop, 10 (Tzitzifies – Halandri): Chrisaki stop

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