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August 13th, 2020

safety design guideline for small elderly facilities was published

Fire safety design guideline for small elderly facilities ―Common knowledge for designers, operators and staffs― was published by Architectural Institute of Japan. Most of the co -author of this book are the members of our society.

Fire safety design guideline for small elderly facilities
This book was based on the research activity of WG for evacuation safety of elderly facilities and schools. This research was honored as the educational prize of Architectural Institute of Japan 2014.

This book addresses following issues.

・Establishment of the design method of fire and evacuation safety taking into consideration of life style of the residents, care activities by staffs and emergency response.

・Common resource about fire and evacuation safety for all who concern with this type of facilities such as government staffs (welfare, building safety and fire safety) owner, operator and staffs of such facilities.

Most of the co -author of this book are the members of our society.

Detailed information by AIJ: https://www.aij.or.jp/books/productId/635502/

August 6th, 2020

Messrs. Fukui and Sekizawa on JAFPE’s Board were selected to be nominees for the election of SFPE

President Fukui and Board member of JAFPE Sekizawa were selected in the election of SFPE head quarter 2020 to following positions by the Nominating Committee. Last year, Prof. Chow Wan-Ki who had been one of the Board members of SFPE head quarter was resigned and hence there is no Board member from Asian Chapters. This year, Messrs. Fukui and Sekizawa were applied for the election considering it’s necessary to be a bridge between Asian chapters and the head quarter and to enhance the activities of Asian chapters.

Voting will open in this autumn. Please be sure to vote if you are a member of SFPE head quarter.

・President Kiyoshi Fukui[Board of Director]
・Ai Sekizawa[Nominating Committee for election]

May 21st, 2020

Activities under spread of Corvid-19

JAFPE will continue our activities under spread of Corvid-19 according to following principles.

1) The meetings of the Board and Working Groups will be held by online-conference as far as the following self-restraint requests by the governments will continue in the area around Tokyo, such as remote work, restraint of meeting including with small number of attendants, and restraint of the transfer across the border of prefecture.

2) Seminars and technical visits will be also restrained according to the principles above.

3) Certification of competency of JAFPE’s fire protection engineer will be carried out as usual.

If you have any question, please contact us by E-mail at info@jafpe.or.jp

March 19th, 2020

Attended the Case study in 13th International Performance-based Codes and Fire Safety Design Method Conference

4 members of the WG for case study attended the 13th International Performance-based Codes and Fire Safety Design Method Conference held 11th -13th of March in Auckland New Zealand, and made a presentation of our case study.

They could narrowly attend the Conference in the situation of spreading the contagion of Coronavirus. The specified building this year is the hotel with conference and gallery in suburban area, and at the center of this building there is a void space from the ground floor to the top.

Besides japan team, Canada, Finland, Hongkong, Poland, and New Zeeland had applied the case study.

The most important point of our proposal is realizing the openness of the void space that the designer of this building intends to, with small safety margin.

The detail of this case study will be shown in the seminar after the annual meeting of next year.

February 10th, 2020

Brief report from the 2020th JAFPE Annual Meeting and Symposium

Our annual meeting and symposium were held in the Tokyo University of Science on January 31st, 2020.
In the meeting, all bills were approved and the award ceremony of those who qualified the JAFPE Fire Protection Engineer was also held.
In the symposium, researchers not only reported the results of the survey “Survey on Performance Based Design” conducted on 2019, but also gave a lecture on the theme “What We Expect on Performance Based Fire Safety Design” and participated the panel discussion as panelists.
35 participants were present at the symposium.

 

Annual Meeting at Tokyo University of Science
Annual Meeting at Tokyo University of Science

Award Ceremony of JAFPE Fire Protection Engineers
Award Ceremony of JAFPE Fire Protection Engineers

Researchers giving lectures at the Symposium
Researchers giving lectures at the Symposium

Participants and Panelists in the Panel Discussion
Participants and Panelists in the Panel Discussion

January 15th, 2020

JAFPE 7th Meeting Scheduled

On Jan. 31st, our 7th regular meeting will be held at the Morito Memorial Hall in Tokyo University of Science from 1:30 P.M.
After our regular meeting, the symposium “What we expect on performance based design” will start from 3:00 P.M.
For further information, please check the “Event Guide” page.
Address of Morito Memorial Hall: 1-3, Kagurazaka Shinjyuku, Tokyo

January 10th, 2020

Prof. Ai Sekizawa awarded

Prof. Ai Sekizawa was awarded SFPE’s 2019 “John J. Ahern President’s Award.” This award recognizes his longstanding contribution and leadership for SFPE and bears the name of the first SFPE president. This is also an honorable achievement for the SFPE Japan chapter, and here we inform the news to our members and congratulate Prof. Sekizawa.

 

Commemorative photo with Award shield
Commemorative photo with Award shield

January 8th, 2020

Symposium on Eldercare Facilities held in Shanghai, China

On December 6th, 2019, one of our working groups, Eldercare Facilities Working Group, held an international symposium on eldercare facilities at Shanghai, China.
Members from China, Korea and Japan presented the circumstances of the elderly people in each country; the transition of elderly population, current situation of eldercare facilities, and regulation of eldercare facilities by codes.
43 Members; 9 members from Japan, 30 from China and 4 from Korea participated the symposium.

 

Group Photo of Symposium Participants
Group Photo of Symposium Participants

A Scene from the Sympoium
A Scene from the Sympoium