In-depth Information

In-depth information on fire safety, fire and exit simulations, performance-based fire safety design and fire engineering in general. 

Effect of performance-based design on carbon footprint

Building materials and construction work are responsible for a significant part of the carbon dioxide emissions during the building’s life cycle. As the energy efficiency of buildings improves, their relative share will increase even further.

Effect of performance-based design on carbon footprint

Carbon dioxide emissions from building materials and products can be cut by optimizing and reducing their use through performance-based fire safety design. Read about it

Carbon dioxide emissions from building materials and products can be cut by optimizing and reducing their use through performance-based fire safety design.

Wood construction is on the rise and will play a key role in supporting the restructuring of the Finnish forest industry and ensuring its international competitiveness. Large-scale industrial wood construction will therefore increase significantly in the coming years. But what about the fire safety of a wooden house? Read about it

Wood construction is on the rise and will play a key role in supporting the restructuring of the Finnish forest industry and ensuring its international competitiveness. Large-scale industrial wood construction will therefore increase significantly in the coming years. But what about the fire safety of a wooden house?

Fire simulation is one of the most important methods of performance-based fire safety design. Fire simulation is used to analyze factors such as the spread of fire and smoke, the thermal stress on structures, and the conditions of the burning space, such as visibility, the temperature, and the intensity of thermal radiation. When exit simulation is combined with fire simulation, the exit safety is also ensured. Read about it

Fire simulation is one of the most important methods of performance-based fire safety design. Fire simulation is used to analyze factors such as the spread of fire and smoke, the thermal stress on structures, and the conditions of the burning space, such as visibility, the temperature, and the intensity of thermal radiation. When evacuation simulation is combined with fire simulation, also the evacuation safety is ensured.

Performance-based fire safety design takes into account the fire situations likely to occur during the life cycle of the building and the resulting fire loads with their actual locations. Performance-based fire safety design guarantees a fire safety level that meets, or is even better than, the requirements. Read about it

Performance-based fire safety design takes into account the fire situations likely to occur during the life cycle of the building and the resulting fire loads with their actual locations. Functional fire safety design guarantees a level of fire safety that meets, or is better than, the requirements.

Traditional fire safety design is based on the division according to the intended use of the buildings and predetermined fire load groups, as well as the testing and classification of the fire properties of building components in accordance with European EN standards. In traditional fire safety design the building is considered to meet the essential technical fire safety requirements when its properties meets the preset class and number values given in the regulations. Read about it

Traditional fire safety design is based on the division according to the intended use of the buildings and predetermined fire load groups, as well as the testing and classification of the fire properties of building components in accordance with European EN standards. In traditional fire safety design the building is considered to meet the essential technical fire safety requirements when its properties meets the preset class and number values given in the regulations.

Protection against fire is an integral part of the risk management of personal and property damage. It is also essential for personal safety, important information and the continuity of business operations. The function of the automatic fire extinguishing system is to detect a fire inside or outside the building, send an alarm to the rescue authorities and control the fire by spraying the fire area with extinguishing agent. Read about it

Protection against fire is an integral part of the risk management of personal and property damage. It is also essential for personal safety, important information and the continuity of business operations. The function of the automatic fire extinguishing system is to detect a fire inside or outside the building, send an alarm to the rescue authorities and control the fire by spraying the fire area with extinguishing agent.