Our next annual CPD course is now planned to run on the following 3 days:

20th and 27th April, 4 May 2021

The course will be delivered via remote teaching, due to the current situation of COVID-19. We do appreciate that this cannot completely replicate the interaction provided by face-to-face teaching, and so we have reduced the price for registration.

Registration is now open on the Online Store:

Prior to the start of the course, we will provide the recordings of all lectures, as well as all the other course materials. We will then run live discussion and hands-on sessions on each day.

(Download the 2021 course leaflet here)

From 2020 this course has been valid for 3 days' CPD under the Institution of Fire Engineers.

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, together with additonal background materials and spreadsheets.


Day 1

  • Introduction
  • UK legal requirements and fire strategies
  • Building fires & intro to Eurocode structural fire engineering
  • Fire testing & protection
  • Design fires
  • Hands-on session on Standard, Parametric and travelling fires

Day 2

  • Eurocode 3 Fire design of steel structures
  • Eurocode 4 Fire design of composite structures
  • Eurocode 2 Fire design of concrete structures
  • Timber in fire
  • Fire engineering design in practice
  • Hands-on session on Eurocode fire-resistant 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
  • Firefighting in modern buildings
  • Robustness case study: The collapse of "Seven World Trade"
  • Advanced calculation approaches
  • 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 store:

For administrative information, please contact:

Gillian Callaghan (
Civil & Structural Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street
S1 3JD

Telephone: 0114 222 5714
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