The FPRF in partnership with NFPA is excited to be hosting a symposium this summer to set the stage for their new five-year research agenda. "The Next Five Years in Fire and Electrical Safety – Updating the Foundation’s Strategic Research Agenda" will take place November 13-14, 2013 in Washington, D.C. and will serve to identify new issues and explore needed new areas of focus based on the progress of the 2008 agenda.
Registration for the event is now open.
The two-day symposium will feature architects, engineers, researchers, government officials, as well as 10 sessions and 20 presentations including:
- Changing urban landscape – the challenges it poses for fire and electrical safety
- SMART buildings – how sensor and information technologies are transforming the built environment and its fire safety context
- Sustainable building – maintaining fire safety with changing building contents
Represented at the conference will be: American Architectural Foundation, Aon Fire Protection Engineering; Austin Fire Department; CalPoly University, City of Alexandria, VA; Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Clarion Associates; FM Global, IKEA, LUND University, Underwriters Laboratories, National Fire Sprinkler Association, NFPA, NIOSH, NIST, the UK Government, University of Illinois, and University of Maryland.