Technical conference focuses on fire safety

Event took place at the Institute of Physics in March

Fire protection of domestic and commercial premises was the focus of this year’s Society of Public Health Engineers (SoPHE) one-day Technical Conference.

The in-person conference, which was held at the Institute of Physics in London on 23 March, covered legislative guidance and updates on fire suppression equipment.

Across the day, industry experts presented on a range of topics including changes to commercial and residential sprinkler legislations; electric vehicles and associated fire risks in car parks; an overview of the impact of building fire strategy on fire protection systems and RIBA stages; updates on fire suppression equipment from manufacturers; and case studies of successful fire safety implementations.

The final section of the event focused on the complexity of compartmentation and firestopping for fire and public health systems.

A networking reception followed the conference. SoPHE would like to thank the generous sponsors Rinnai UK, Edincare Pumps and PAM Building UK; the speakers and the organisers, including Alison Franklin at BDP; Amanda Stanley at Introba; Jassim Daureeawo at Vortex; Kris Wojcik at Jets Vacuum; Nigel Green at Higgins Partnerships; Paul McSoley at Mace Group; and Stuart Brown at Aecom.