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SFPE Seminar 3: Fire Safety's contribution to a sustainable world

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Advanced Engineering Building, Staff House Road

The University of Queensland, St Lucia

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The SFPE - UQ Student Chapter invites you to our 3rd Seminar of 2018:

"Fire safety's contribution to a sustainable world"

by Kathleen H. Almand, P.E.


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Kathleen Almand is Vice President, Research, National Fire Protection Association responsible for its affiliated research foundation, and its fire analysis, research, data analytics, and library functions. She has a MSc. civil engineering from the University of Ottawa, Canada and is a registered professional engineer in the State of Maryland and a Fellow of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers. Prior to joining NFPA in 2004, Kathleen was the Executive Director of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers and held research and management positions with the Civil Engineering Research Foundation, the American Iron and Steel Institute, and the National Academy of Sciences.

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For decades, sustainability has been a topic of discussion for innovators and designers looking to conserve resources in the built environment. This topic intersects the world of fire safety in three ways. First, new environmentally sustainable materials and technologies (for example, lithium ion batteries and other energy saving technologies) can present challenges for fire safety. Second, and conversely, traditional fire protection materials and systems can adversely impact the environment (for example gaseous fire protection agents). Finally, the impact of fire itself on our environment (air, water and carbon footprint) is an emerging issue for consideration. This presentation will review these three aspects of the intersection of fire and sustainability and consider the role of the fire research community in contributing to a sustainable society.


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