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Fire Resistance Design of RC Structures
Fire Resistance Design of RC Structures

21st May 2024 - 13:30-17:30 GMT


Date & Time

21st May 2024 - 13:30-17:30 GMT

Available on Demand?

Until 28th May 2024





This webinar will describe the effects of fire on concrete structures and cover the methods that can be used for analyzing and designing concrete structures for adequate performance in fire. The webinar will cover the following topics:

1. Principles of fire design of structures: design objectives; fire resistance concept; prescriptive versus performance-based design approach; design fires; heat transfer and structural response.

2. Effects of fire on concrete structures: material behavior; structural behavior; examples of fire-induced failures.

3. Fire design of concrete structural elements to code: Eurocode 2 Part 1.2, ACI 216.

4. Performance-based fire design of concrete structures: procedure; quantification of the performance of concrete structures in fire; examples of numerical modeling.

5. Resistance to full burnout and post-fire assessment.


Thomas Gernay is an Assistant Professor in Civil and Systems Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. He has more than 10 years of experience of research and teaching of fire behavior of structures. He obtained his PhD from University of Liege in 2012, with a thesis on the modeling of concrete structures in fire. Before joining JHU, he worked as a Fulbright Scholar at Princeton University. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers Structural Engineering Institute (ASCE/SEI) Technical Committee on Fire Protection, the International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS) Subcommittee on Research, and the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Fire Resistance and Fire Protection Committee. He is also active within the International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib), where he leads the Task Group on Performance-Based Fire Design. He has worked extensively on the numerical modeling of structures in fire and co-develops the software SAFIR® which is used by numerous researchers and engineers worldwide. His research has been recognized by several awards including from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS), and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). He is an associate editor of Springer journal Fire Technology. He is the lead author of the chapters on “Concrete Structures” and on “Advanced Analysis” in the Springer publication “International Handbook of Structural Fire Engineering”, and he has published more than 130 research papers and conference articles on the subject.


Thomas Gernay




Attendance certificates are available on request after the completion of the webinar.


The format of this event will be a webinar using "Zoom Webinars".

There will be opportunity to interact with the lecturer throughout the session, both though allocated Q&A sessions, or leaving text based questions throughout the presentation which the lecturer will be able to answer at convenient opportunities.


The cost of registering for this webinar will be £140+VAT​.

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Very well presented with helpful examples and graphics to illustrate concepts.

Excellent presentation and lecturer.

Really helped give me a greater understanding of the effects of fire and heat on structural elements.
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