Computer Fire Modeling: It Might Take More Than You Think Under the New SFPE Guide!

  • May 02, 2011
  • 5:30 PM - 8:29 PM
  • Four Points by Sheraton; 1125 Boston-Providence Turnpike; Norwood, MA

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The early registration period ends Wednesday, April 27. All early registrations will receive a $5 discount. AHJs and students eligible for special event pricing must be received during the early registration period.
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Our annual May meeting will discuss the NEW SFPE Guide for Fire Modeling. Also, as part of our annual meeting, we will hold the annual election of officers for the the 2011-2012 Chapter year. The recommendations from the Nominating Committee are available for download.

SFPE has published its new guide, “Guidelines for Substantiating a Fire Model for a Given Application.” The committee undertook significant steps forward in considering what a model is, what goes into a model, how the user and other inputs affect the model, and the issues concerning error and uncertainty related to the model’s output. These are challenging issues for any modeler. However, new tools and reports are now available to ease this process. Come listen to Christopher Wood on the tools, reports, and new guide that you might want to use in your next project. They are not all field models taking special expertise and hours or days to setup and run – some of these are quick, powerful tools any FPE should have in their toolkit!

About the Speaker:

Christopher Wood is a co-founder and the managing member of FireLink, LLC. FireLink, LLC primarily provides forensic fire and explosion engineering including fire modeling. He has been qualified as an expert in numerous courts. He has also spoken on computer fire modeling in places as far-flung as Taiwan and Spain. Since the earliest days of the SFPE’s computer modeling curriculum development, he has been both a course developer and instructor. He is currently working on an upcoming new computer modeling course for delivery this fall. Christopher is an Adjunct Associate Professor at WPI in the FPE Department and serves on many professional and industry committees. He holds BS (MGE-EE) and MS (FPE) degrees from WPI and a JD from Suffolk University. He is a licensed attorney in Massachusetts and a licensed PE in several states.

Agenda:
4:00pm - 5:30pm Board of Directors Meeting (Members Welcome!)
5:30pm - 6:30pm Registration & Cocktails (Attitude Adjustment)
6:30pm - 8:30pm Dinner & Program

The early registration period ends Wednesday, April 27. All early registrations will receive a $5 discount. AHJs and students eligible for special event pricing must be received during the early registration period.

  
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