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

22nd and 29th April, 6 May 2020

The course has been postponed and switched to 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 are happy to offer a 10% fee reduction from the prices shown in the leaflet. There's still time to register.

(Download the 2020 course leaflet here.)


From 2020 this course will be 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 in hard copy and electronic formats, together with some 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 Parametric fire and travelling fire

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 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 shop at

For administrative information, please contact:

Hayley Proffitt (
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