Our next annual CPD course will run on 3 days: 21st, 28th March and 4th April 2019

The course leaflet for 2019 is shown below: (Download the 2019 course leaflet here.)

Course content

Internally the course forms part of an MEng/MSc module in structural fire engineering. For external delegates it is possible to attend for any combination of days, with the fees being pro rata. Powerpoint handouts will be provided in hard copy and electronic formats, together with some additonal background materials and spreadsheets.

Day 1

  • Introduction
  • The UK legal requirements
  • Building fires & iIntroduction to Eurocode structural fire engineering
  • Fire protection & testing, prescriptive fire protection
  • Design fires; basis and selection
  • Hands-on session on design fires

Day 2

  • Eurocode 3 Fire design of steel structures
  • Eurocode 4 Fire design of composite structures
  • Eurocode 2 Fire design of concrete structures
  • Eurocode 5 Fire design of timber structures
  • Fire engineering design in practice
  • Hands-on session on Eurocode design of steel and composite structures

Day 3

  • The Cardington full-scale fire tests & whole structure behaviour
  • Post-Cardington design guidance and performance-based design
  • Advanced calculation approaches
  • Robustness case study: The collapse of "Seven World Trade"
  • Hands-on session on composite floor design using tensile membrane action


Who should attend?

The course will be of use to structural engineers, building control authorities and others involved in ensuring fire resistance of buildings, who wish to understand the background and principles of structural fire engineering, particularly in the context of the considerable advances in the state of the art which have taken place over the past two decades.

Download the course leaflet here.

You can register online at the University's online shop at


For administrative information, please contact:

Pat Rayner (
Civil & Structural Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street
S1 3JD

Telephone: 0114 222 5758
Fax: 0114 222 5793

For technical information on the content of the course contact:

Ian Burgess (
Telephone: 0114 222 5060

Shan-Shan Huang (
Telephone: 0114 222 5727