Structural fire design
Safe and sustainable structures
Structural fire design is an interdisciplinary topic of engineering methods in structural design and fire protection. By using self-developed numerical calculation models of research and science, the realistic behaviour of structural systems as well as the associated load bearing reserves are exploited through the interaction of various mechanisms.
The method is attractive for the optimisation of fire protection measures in steel, concrete, timber and composite structures up to the complete elimination of costly and maintenance-intensive fire protection coatings.
In addition to the direct economic benefits, flexibility for building extensions and conversions is also increased. Finally, there is a contribution to the sustainable use of resources as well as a clear system separation regarding recycling and re-use concepts that are becoming increasingly important.
The full potential of structural fire design can be used when the design in case of fire is combined with other engineering methods from fire protection, such as a natural fire simulation.
You will find further information below (in German):
- Article on structural fire design in the magazine "Stahlbau" published by Ernst & Sohn: Link zum beiliegenden
- Concise LinkedIn article on structural fire design
- LinkedIn article on the optimisation of fire protection coatings
- Article on the reference project ETH Zurich machine hall in the magazine "Stahlbau" published by Ernst & Sohn