Fire Risk Engineering

The BEAM Research Centre offers expertise on Fire Risk Engineering through teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, academic research, and outreach and collaboration with industry.  This expertise has been recognised by the Institute of Fire Engineers, the UK Engineering Council, and the Fire and Rescue Service.

BEAM's Fire Risk Engineering Research Repository documents the outputs of projects where this expertise has been applied, in addition to documenting appearances by BEAM fire experts in the local and national media.

For enquiries on topics relating to Fire Risk Engineering contact Tony Kilpatrick.

Report to Health Facilities Scotland: Fire risk of Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (2018)

Title: Report to Health Facilities Scotland: Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and Royal Hospital for Children Glasgow risk of fire spread on external envelope of building

Authors: Kilpatrick, A; Sanderson, I; Salzer-Frost, K.

Funded by: Health Facilities Scotland; NHS Scotland

The School of Engineering and Built Environment of Glasgow Caledonian University was commissioned by NHSS Health Facilities Scotland to undertake a series of fire modelling analyses and to provide a qualitative review with regard to external cladding systems on three hospitals within the NHSS Estate, following the Grenfell Tower fire in London in 2017.

More information and the final report can be accessed here.

The socio-economic cost to locals after the Glasgow School of Art fire (2018)

Title: Glasgow School of Art fire: exclusion zone has cost locals dearly – here are lessons for other cities

Author: Hare, B.

The BEAM Centre's Prof Billy Hare explores the socio-economic fallout from the Glasgow School of Art's second fire in June 2018.  The article, published in "The Conversation" can be found here.

Opinion piece in "The Conversation" on Glasgow School of Art's second fire (2018)

Title: Glasgow School of Art ravaged by fire again – and this time it’s much worse

Authors: Sanderson, I.; Hare, B.; Kilpatrick, T.

Following the second major fire at Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Glasgow School of Art, BEAM academics published an opinion piece in "The Conversation", providing expert insight into the fire's causes and repercussions.  The article can be found here.