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Fire Resistance Design of Steel and Composite Structures
Fire Resistance Design of Steel and Composite Structures

26th April 2024 - 12:00-16:30 BST


Date & Time

26th April 2024 - 12:00-16:30 BST

Available on Demand?

Until 3rd May 2024





Fire resistance design of steel and composite structures has moved a long way from the prescriptive approach of selecting fire protection thickness from tabulated data to achieve prescribed fire resistance rating to quantification of structural performance under fire conditions based on first principles. This transformation has brought enormous benefits to the building construction industry, to optimise fire safety resources and to deliver improved fire safety.

The main emphasis of this webinar is on understanding the fundamental principles and will cover the following:

1. Basics of fire resistance design: requirements, general procedure, material properties, loads
2. Design fire specification (fire behaviour, fire curves, parameters affecting post-fire behaviour)
3. Steel temperature calculations & thermal properties of materials
4. Fire resistance design of steel and composite elements to Eurocode 3 and Eurocode 4 Part 1.2
5. Tensile membrane action, concrete filled tubes, unprotected steel


Yong Wang is Professor and Head of Structural and Fire Engineering at the University of Manchester. He has nearly 30 years of experience of research, specialist consultancy and teaching of fire safety and engineering of structures. Before joining the University of Manchester in 1997, he was with the Building Research Establishment and a core member of the BRE team that carried out the ground-breaking Cardington structural fire research programme. He is a member of the British Standards Institution committee BS/525/-/32 on fire safety of structures and BSI committee BS/525/4 on composite structures. He is a member of the CEN (Committee for European Standardisation) Project Team SC4.T4 (developing a new method for fire resistance design of concrete filled tubular columns), Project Team SC3.T6 (revision of Eurocode 3 Part 1.2, fire safety design of steel structures), and CEN Eurocode 4 Working Group 2 (responsible for development of Eurocode 4 Part 1.2). He is the author of the Tata Steel Europe guide on fire resistance design of concrete filled tubes. This guide, together with the accompanying software FireSoft, is the UK’s Non-Contradictory, Complimentary Information for fire resistance design of concrete filled tubes. He is a co-author of the Thomas Telford publication “Designers guide to EN 1991-1-2, EN 1993-1-2, EN 1994-1-2: Fire engineering (actions on steel and composite structures”. He has published a number of books and numerous research papers on the subject and has been teaching Fire Engineering of Structures at the University of Manchester for nearly 20 years.


Yong Wang




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 £155+VAT​.

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I expected an overview of the subject, but the content exceeded that providing a lot of useful detail and background to the methods and their limitations.

A very interesting course with a lot of content,

I thought that the content was good and provided a technical introduction to structural fire engineering.
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