IIT Gandhinagar Safety Center

IIT Gandhinagar Safety Center (IITGNSC) presents two day workshop on Fire Safety (March 2-3, 2013). The workshop will introduce participants to the fundamentals and practice of Fire Safety. Leading national and international professionals and academics from United States and India will conduct the workshop. The workshop will emphasize codes, design of fire scenarios in buildings, evaluation of fire resistance of structures, fire investigations and case studies of different fire incidents in India and abroad. The workshop will also help participant understand the challenges and best practices in Fire Engineering through behavior and analytical modeling of structural systems under extreme fire conditions and material properties at elevated temperatures.

The workshop will feature a panel discussion on Fire Safety Challenges in India in which safety professionals from various industries, policy makers and scholars will discuss best practices, challenges, and possible solutions.

The Workshop is organized in collabration with Underwriters Laboratory.

Workshop Content

  • A. Introduction to Fire Safety
  • B. Fire Resistance Tests/Fire Codes, Standards & Test Methods
  • C. Development of Fire Scenarios in Buildings
  • D. Evaluation of Fire Resistance of Steel Structures
  • E. Evaluation of Fire Resistance of Concrete Structures
  • F. Lessons from Fire (Collapse) Investigations
  • G. Lessons from World Trade Center (9/11) event
  • H. Case Studies
  • I. Panel Discussion: Fire Safety Challenges in India (Panel Members :Mr. D.K.Shami (Fire Advisor, Govt. of India), ┬áMr. Debashis Kar (Director General-Building, Kolkata Municipal Corporation), Mr. M. V. Deshmukh (Fire Advisor and Director, Maharashtra Fire Services) and Mr. A.K. Sharma (Director, Delhi Fire Service))

    • Who Should Attend

      Practicing design engineers, faculty members, research scholars, students, scientists and government officers, R&D organizations and ministries, regulatory and policy makers and industrial safety consultants.

      Registration Fees

      • Rs 12,000 for professionals
      • Rs 8,000 for faculty
      • Rs 6,000 for students

      The fees include meals on both days including breakfast, but excluding accommodation. For housing, you can make your own arrangements or it is available on a paid basis.


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Workshop Brochure

Offline Registration Form

Inauguration by
Dr. Ranjit Bannerji, CEO, Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority (GSDMA)

For local transport contact @09173711562

Workshop Faculty & Panel Members

Dr. Venkatesh Kodur, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor & Director, SAFE-D Center
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Michigan State University, USA

Dr. Pravinray D. Gandhi, Ph.D., P.E.
Director, Corporate Research
Underwriters Laboratories, USA

Mr. G. B. Menon
Fire Advisor, Govt. of India (Retd.)
Founder President, National Association of Fire Officers (NAFO)
Fellow of Institution of Fire Engineers (UK)

Shri M.V.Deshmukh
Director, Maharashtra Fire Services

Shri. A.K. Sharma
Director-Delhi Fire Services

Shri Debashish Kar
Director General
Kolkata Municipal Corporation


IIT Gandhinagar will issue a certificate upon successful completion of the workshop.

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