The Fire Engineering Practice: Attempting to understand the big picture
The fire engineering landscape in which we operate is changing at a faster pace than at any time. This is both exciting and challenging and we looking to have input from stakeholders including other engineering disciplines in shaping our future direction. Across the board our roles and responsibilities are evolving, influenced by advances in technologies and materials, external factors such as climate change and learnings from major incidents such as Grenfell. These are all influencing new regulations and standards, new ways of working and highlighting the importance of knowledge and information sharing to evolve our skills and capabilities worldwide. In the presentation, we will address the importance of understanding the big picture for the fire engineering input to projects and its impact on the design sustainability and influence the asset operation throughout the life-cycle.