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Seminar: Fire Zone Modelling

Seminar: Fire Zone Modelling BRANZ (in conjunction with SFPE NZ Chapter) is organising a seminar series in the fourth week of September

FireNZ 2013 Conference

FireNZ 2013 Conference will be held in Auckland, 22-23 October, 2013. More information here

2013 SFPE Annual Meeting

2013 SFPE Annual Meeting & Professional Development Conference Oct 27 2013, Austin, Texas

Eurofire 2013 Conference

Eurofire 2013 Conference October 9-10, 2013 in Basel, Switzerland

11th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science, Feb 10 2014

11th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science, February 10-14, 2014 University of Canterbury, NZ

Seminar: Fire Zone Modelling

Seminar: Fire Zone Modelling BRANZ (in conjunction with SFPE NZ Chapter) is organising a seminar series in the fourth week of September on fire modelling using zone models.

FireNZ 2013 Conference

FireNZ 2013 Conference will be held in Auckland, 22-23 October, 2013. More information here

2013 SFPE Annual Meeting

2013 SFPE Annual Meeting & Professional Development Conference Oct 27 2013,  Austin, Texas

Eurofire 2013 Conference

Eurofire 2013 Conference October 9-10, 2013 in Basel, Switzerland

11th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science, Feb 10 2014

11th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science, February 10-14, 2014 University of Canterbury, NZ

Fire NZ 2011 Conference and Exhibition

The annual Fire-NZ Conference and Exhibition for 2011 is on 14th & 15th September 2011, at the Ellerslie Event Centre

Debbie Scott elected IPENZ Fellow

SFPE NZ Chapter President Debbie Scott was awarded a fellowship of IPENZ on 15th March

Notice of 2009 Annual General Meeting

The AGM breakfast meeting will be held at 7.30 am on Tuesday 10 November 2009 at Level 1, 39 Market Place, Viaduct Harbour, Auck…

Associate Professor Charles Fleischmann elected Fellow of SFPE

Associate Professor Charles Fleischmann elected Fellow of SFPE

9th International Conference on Performance-Based Code and Fire Safety Design Methods

9th International Conference on Performance-Based Code and Fire Safety Design Methods  20-22 June 2012, The Excelsior Hong Kong

Changes to Guidelines for documenting Fire Safety Designs: IPENZ Practice Note 22.

The version available for comment recently from the IPENZ and SFPE websites was not the most recent version.

DBH consultation on proposals for protection from fire

The Department is proposing a single Building Code clause C, a new Verification Method and a revised Acceptable Solution to clar…

Guidelines for Documenting Fire Safety Designs final draft

IPENZ Practice Note 22 final draft comments close 20 May

2012 SFPE Annual Meeting, Professional Development Conference and Exposition

October 14 – 19, 2012 Hyatt Regency Savannah, Savannah, GA

Clarification on Fire Design Methodology workshops

The Department has chosen to convene a workshop at the FPA Conference for “trial users”. This is a technical test of the method,…

SFPE launches new website

SPFE NZ Chapter has launched a new-look website that offers members a much richer more informative web experience. This NZ Chapt…

FireNZ 2012 Conference Call for Topics

Call for topics for presentation

Professor Andy Buchanan elected Fellow of SFPE

Professor Andy Buchanan has been elected as a Fellow of the Society of FIre Protection Engineers. He will be officially honoured…

Fire Australia Conference, 14-16 November, 2012, Melbourne.

Fire Australia 2012 is the premier fire protection industry conference, attracting key personnel,  peers and significant repres…

FireNZ 2013 Conference

FireNZ 2013 Conference will be held in Auckland, 22-23 October, 2013. Further information will be advised when available

SFPE NZ Chapter awarded Gold

The NZ Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) is 2012 recipient of the Gold Chapter Excellence Award.

FIRE-NZ 2009 Conference 9th,10th September 2009

The Conference will be held on 9th and 10 September 2009 in the Newmarket Room, Ellerslie Event Centre, Ellerslie Racecourse, Au…

The Fire NZ 2012 Conference & Exhibition

The Fire NZ 2012 Conference & Exhibition is on 10th and 11th October 2012 at the Rotorua Energy Events Centre.

FPANZ Letter to Specifying Engineers and Sprinkler Contractors

Bob Taylor, Executive Director of the Fire Protection Association NZ, has asked that the attached document be circulated to all …

MBIE Training Workshop: Means of Escape assessment for existing buildings

MBIE is running a series of training workshops for architects, designers and building officials on assessing means of escape fro…

Draft Fire Design Documentation Guidelines

The Feb 2011 draft version of the Fire Design Documentation Guidelines are available for download and comment.

New Fire Design Methodology for Building Code compliance

The development of a new methodology for fire safety design is now at a stage that the DBH is seeking assistance from the design…

New Building Code documents: Protection from Fire (C), Warning Systems (F7) and Signs (F8)

DBH has published changes to Building Code documents: Protection from Fire (C), Warning Systems (F7) and Signs (F8).

Human Behaviour In Fire: 4th Int. Symposium, 13th July 2009

The 4th International Symposium addresses current issues associated with the fire safety design and evacuation of dwelling, stru…

BRANZFIRE One Day Seminar in May: for Advanced Users

BRANZFIRE Refresher course and introduction to new features; One day seminar in May on 3 different dates at 2 different venues …

Review of the Building Act

The Government is proposing a number of options for reform of the Building Act 2004, set out in the discussion document Cost-eff…

Chris Mak & Richard Brand elected Fellows of IPENZ

Congratulations to Chris Mak and Richard Brand, who were both elected to Fellows of IPENZ at the recent Fellows and Achievers Di…

Guidelines for Documenting Fire Safety Designs now published

The Guidelines for Documenting Fire Safety Designs have now been published as IPENZ Practice Note 22. The Guidelines provide gui…

FE News Vol 15 available from Canterbury University

FE News Vol 15 available from the University of Canterbury College of Engineering website. Follow the link on the Fire Engineeri…

Comments invited for SFPE Submission on review of the Building Act

Comments are invited from SFPE Chapter members to include in this submission. If you have feedback or comments please email …

Andy Buchanan elected Distinguished Fellow of IPENZ

Congratulations to Andy Buchanan, elected Distinguished Fellow of IPENZ at the recent Fellows and Achievers Dinner in March 2011…

Fire Protection Association NZ – BWOF Seminars for Building Owners & Managers

Building owners and managers require knowledge in the area of Building Warrants of Fitness and Compliance schedules. FPANZ has d…

MEFE Student Case Study Presentations University of Canterbury

The final requirement of the Masters of Engineering in Fire Engineering (MEFE) Case Studies course is for the students to presen…

8th International Conference on Performance-Based Codes & Fire Safety Design Methods

Abstracts are invited before 10th July for presentation on subjects related to current developments and observations on performa…

IPENZ Fellow and Achievers Awards 2012

Martin Feeney and Tony Gibson recognised at the IPENZ Fellow and Achievers Awards 2012

Charles Fleischmann receives Arthur B. Guise Medal at the 2011 SFPE Annual Meeting

Charles Fleischmann receives Arthur B. Guise Medal at the 2011 SFPE Annual Meeting

Chris Mak – an outstanding contribution to NZ Standards for fire protection

This year’s winner of the Outstanding Contribution to Standards and Standardisation was Chris Mak

Update on new Fire Safety Compliance Documents

Peter Thorby (Manager Building Standards Group, DBH) outlines plans for training and release of the new fire safety documents. R…

Charles Clifton recognised for contribution to structural fire engineering

Associate Professor Charles Clifton FIPENZ was presented with the FREYSSINET AWARD – BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION at the IPENZ Fell…

Professor Andy Buchanan

Professor Andy Buchanan was awarded the Sjölin Award for his “outstanding contribution in moving research into practice”. He rec…

April 2011 draft Fire Design Documentation Guidelines

The final draft version (April 2011) of the Fire Design Documentation Guidelines is available for download here.