Invitation: Fire takes no vacation #3


The upcoming event is the 3. in the “Fire takes no vacation” series of professional events, which will be held for the first time in the new and largest Fire Laboratory in this part of Europe. Each event highlights a certain topic, addressing specific areas of the construction industry from a fire perspective.

Interesting lectures by Slovenian and international experts are concluded with a panel discussion with the participation of the attendees, thus improving knowledge and opening up new possibilities for progress in fire safety in Slovenia.

In addition to the use of prescriptive documents based on regulations and guidelines, fire safety measures are also determined using performance-based engineering methods, so sharing experiences and common practices in the use of these methods will be the focus of the upcoming expert event



to which you are cordially invited on Thursday, 3. August 2023, at 9 a.m. (registration at 8:30)

v ZAG’s Fire Laboratory in Logatec (Obrtna cona 35).




Recently, with ZAG’s new and state-of-the-art Fire laboratory and the colaboration of Slovenian and international experts, there has been a lot of interesting research carried out in Slovenia. The involvement of different stakeholders is an upgrade of the efforts in the field of sustainable and fire-safe buildings, and so “building” and “fire” professionals want to connect more closely with stakeholders through such events, facilitating the transition from fire research to the actual management of fires in real life. In fact, fires of built environment again and again call for research of building materials, fire safety design and the transfer of knowledge to those who work with them. These include government authorities, fire safety designers, architects, researchers, insurance companies and, last but not least, firefighters who deal with fire in the field.


About the event:

The event is organised by SZPV (Slovenian Fire Protection Association) and FRISSBE (Department for Research of Fire-safe and Sustainable Built Environment at ZAG (Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute). The moderator will be the Head of the mentioned department, Prof. Grunde Jomaas. Due to the international speakers, most of the lectures will be given in English, followed by a short summary in Slovenian.

The registration fee is 49 €.

Authorised and Supervising Engineers shall obtain 3 credits in elective subjects for attending the Consultation in accordance with the General Act on Continuing Professional Training of Authorised Engineers. Members of IZS (The Slovenian Chamber of Engineers) do not need to apply for credit points at IZS, as the organisers will take care of this for you and the points will be automatically assigned to you.

Register for the event HERE no later than 1. August 2023. Due to limited places, the order of registration will be taken into account.


08:30 – 09:00 Registration of participants
09:00 – 09:10 Introductory speeches of the organisers
09:10 – 09:30 Dr. Aleš Jug (FRISSBE, ZAG, Slovenia):

Fire safety planning according to Slovenian regulations and the possibility of using engineering methods

09:30 – 10:15 Prof. Bart Merci (Ghent University, Belgium):

On the use of CFD simulations in Fire Safety Engineering

10:15 – 10:45 Coffee and snack break
10:45 – 11:05 Antonia Gaša & Maksim Carević (Inspekting d. o. o., Croatia):

Fire safety models – Case Study 1

11:05 – 11:25 Prof. Bart Merci (Ghent University, Belgium):

Fire safety models – Case Study 2

11:25 – 11:45 Dr. Andrea Lucherini (FRISSBE, ZAG, Slovenia):

Analysis and numerical simulations of multi-compartment fire tests for the fire safety of healthcare facilities

11:45 – 12:15 Prof. Grunde Jomaas (FRISSBE, ZAG, Slovenia):

Panel discussion and Q&A / Panel discussion, Q&A

12:15 – 12:30 Dr. Aleš Jug, Prof. Bart Merci & Prof. Grunde Jomaas:


12:30 – 13:30 Networking and sandwich lunch


Keywords: fire, fire laboratory, FRISSBE, fire safety, fire-safe sustainable built environment, fire-resistant materials, fire research, research excellence.

FRISSBE has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 952395.