FPE Seminar: Dr. Angela Graeff, Federal University of Rio Grande Sul - UFRGS (Brazil)

Friday, December 2, 2022
11:00 a.m.
Fire and Risk Alliance Conference Room, 3106B J.M. Patterson Building and via Zoom
Christine O'Brien



Please join us for a seminar on December 2, 2022 at 11:00 am in the Department of Fire Protection Engineering’s Fire and Risk Alliance Conference Room. Visiting Professor, Dr. Angela Graeff, from the Federal University of Rio Grande Sul – UFRGS (Brazil), will speak about the following topic: “Overview of the fire that partially collapsed the Public Department Building in Porto Alegre/Brazil: Analysis of the development of the fire, rescue activities and building’s structural concept.”

Zoom Link: https://umd.zoom.us/j/98665677105?pwd=R1RRUEZDalo2Ri9ORGl6M0pMdExZZz09
                   Meeting ID: 986 6567 7105 
                   Passcode: 265619

Abstract: A major fire took place at the Public Department Building (called as SSP), in Porto Alegre/Brazil in July 2021. The 9-pavements building was consumed by the fire that rapidly propagated from the third pavement to the ones above. After one and a half hours the reinforced concrete structure partially collapsed, and two firefighters went missing. This seminar deals with the understanding of the development of the fire (lack of fire safety measures and other characteristics that contributed to the rapid spread of the fire), the planning of the rescue activities in a collapsed-zone and the analysis of the structural concept of the building that contributed to the collapse.

Audience: Graduate  Faculty 

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