ITSAFE (External organisation)

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Description

Integrating Technical and Social Aspects of Fire Safety Engineering Expertise

The University of Edinburgh, The Ove Arup Foundation and the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) are jointly supporting an interdisciplinary programme of social-science research geared towards improving fire safety by better integration of social scientific and engineering research. This initiative, entitled Integrating Technical and Social Aspects of Fire Safety Engineering Expertise (ITSAFE), seeks to identify novel ways of enhancing the achievements of fire safety engineering by exploring how current institutional and regulatory barriers may be overcome, for example, by changing legislation, enforcement and professional culture and practice in ways that could promote fire safety as an integral component of the built environment. Project Lead; Prof Robin Williams. Researchers: Liam Ross; Dr Luke Bisby; Prof Donald MacKenzie; Prof Jose Torero; Prof Remo Pedreschi;Prof Steve Yearley
Period1 Oct 201130 Sept 2016
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