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April 6th, 2022

2022 International Conference on Performance-Based Codes and Fire Safety Design Methods

The conference above was held from 23 rd to 25th of March. Since a web conference is easier to attend rather than in person, over 200 people were participated in it this conference. Though all the presentations are pre-recorded and discussion is done by live chat, it was a great opportunity to learn about the situation of performance-based design in the world. Presentation titles were mainly about current issues of fire engineering such as historical evaluation and future discussion about performance-based design, tools and modeling methods of performance-based design, mass timber structure, and sustainability.
From Japan chapter, voluntary team presented the case study about the renovation and extension by mass timber structure of historical office building. Our proposal included new concept of fire resistance based on size, location and building use, and also new performance-based design method for wooden middle -size buildings. It has higher level of completion than other five proposals of other countries. We will be having a seminar to introduce of this case study.
The next conference will be held at Copenhagen where conference of this year supposed to be held in 2024.

February 17th, 2022

The 2022 General Assembly was held online on February 4th. Please see here for the detail.

The 2022 General Assembly of the Japan Association of Fire Protection Engineers was held online on February 4th with the participation of little less than 30 people. The number of participants including the power of attorney exceeded half, and the general meeting was authorized.
At the beginning, there was a speech from the president as followings. Last year, our activities were evaluated as “a series of social contribution activities for solving today’s fire prevention problems”, and won the achievement award of Japan Association for Fire Science and Engineering in the 3rd year of Reiwa. While there are restrictions on face-to-face activities under the covid-19 last year, we held regular online seminar of fire protection Engineering, and there were many participants that we had never seen before. It was announced that we will continue this seminar actively this year as well. In addition, as the Japan chapter of SFPE, we will actively participate in international exchange activities and international symposiums.
After discussion about the result of activities and settlement of accounts for 2021 and the activity plan and budget for 2022, all the proposals were approved. The president announced that activities promoting transmission from the homepage, and allocating the necessary amount to the budget, .under the covid-19 and digital transformation in our society.
At the end of the general meeting, a certificate awarding ceremony was held for Moe Seike, who was certified as a JAFPE fire prevention engineer last year.
Following the general meeting, we introduced the working group activities that were highly evaluated when receiving the achievement award of Japan Association for Fire Science and Engineering. We reported on the activities of the four working groups: fire safety at welfare facilities for the elderly, fire safety of capsule hotels, evacuation using elevators, and ideal fire prevention engineers, and received their opinions.

January 6th, 2022

Online Exchange Meeting among SFPE Chapters in Asia-Oceania region

SFPE Asia-Oceania Chapters have been holding exchange meetings but, in these several years, it has not been held. We Japan chapter is planning to revive this
event online. Since it is a good opportunity to share the current situation of international fire safety engineering, we expect a lot of members will join this event.
Detailed information will be provided soon.
⇒Meeting details

November 11th, 2021

Announcement of International Conference hosted by SFPE

We are excited to invite you to The SFPE 14th International Conference on Performance-Based Codes and Fire Safety Design Methods held online from March 23-25!
Call for Papers
Deadline: December 1, 2021
This conference is a forum to discuss emerging issues related to performance-based fire safety design. The conference audience includes engineers, architects, designers, regulators, enforcers, insurers, developers, and building owners who have a role in developing or approving performance-based solutions to meet the regulatory and client needs within the built environment. SFPE is currently seeking extended abstracts from those who wish to present at the conference. For details, please see < https://www.sfpe.org/pbd2022/cfa >
Case study on fire protection design has been in the program of this conference every year and the specifications are finalizing just now. If it will be announced,

August 30th, 2021

JAFPE Seminar on “To Prevent Accidents with Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishing Equipment”

In parking lots where CO2 fire extinguishing equipment is installed, accidents that cause casualties due to accidental emission of carbon dioxide have recently occurred frequently. In this Webinar, first, the background of whether CO2 fire extinguishing equipment with the above risks has been widely used in parking lots, etc., the advantages and disadvantages of CO2 fire extinguishing equipment, the usage situation overseas, and future accident prevention measures will be presented by several experts from a multifaceted perspective. Then, we will have a discussion time for exchanging opinions and information. We look forward to your participation.
Date and Time: 16:00 – 19:00, September 27, Monday, 2021
Holding Method: Zoom Meeting
Contact Information: info@jafpe.or,jp
⇒Workshop details (English, Japanese)

August 10th, 2021

SFPE Japan Chapter win the Bronze Award for Chapter Excellence

This award is given by the SFPE Board of Directors to SFPE chapters evaluating
the number of the members, activities, dissemination of information,and social activities.
The Japan chapter has won the bronze /silver prize every year. I sincerely appreciate
the activities of the members and hope it will last forever.

July 28th, 2021

Article Release Information:”Fire safety of capsule hotel” is open to public

JAFPE established the working group for the fire safety of capsule hotel which is increasing these days in Japan. The working group has studied this issue for three years including a combustion experiment of a capsule unit. The results of this research have now been compiled and will be available on the “Book Introduction” section.
The article will include valuable materials such as the experiment results, so please take a look.

June 30th, 2021

JAFPE Seminar on “Risk Assesment in fire protection design ”

Professor emeritus Takeyoshi TANAKA will
We are holding a two-day online fire prevention workshop on Wednesday, July 27 and Tuesday, August 31, calling professor emeritus Takeyoshi TANKA of Kyoto University as the lecturer.
We welcome your participation on either or both day. Please feel free to join us.

・Date and Topic
・July 27th   Fire resistance performance verification assuming the idea of risk infrastructure
・August 31st Evacuation safety verification asuuming the idea of risk infrastructure

June 17th, 2021

Outstanding Achievement Award of Japan Association for Fire Science

JAFPE received an Outstanding Achievement Award of Japan Association for Fire Science in 2021. Our activities of working groups such as fire safety seminars were recognized to contribute the development and awareness campaign of fire safety.
I sincerely appreciate the efforts of members till now and expect it will continue from now on.
⇒Certificate and Medal

May 26th, 2021

JAFPE Seminar on “Evacuation in Fire Using Elevators for a High-rise Office Building”

In 2016, JAFPE released the first version of “Guidelines for Evacuation using Elevators in Fire for a High-rise Office Building”. Since then, we have been continuing to revise this book for publication of the final version targeting at the end of this fiscal year. In this seminar, we will introduce the contents of the revised guidelines to ask for suggestions and comments widely for improvement. We look forward to your participation.
・Date: 13:30-16:30, June 21th, 2021
・Holding Method: Zoom Meeting
・Contact Information: info@jafpe.or,jp
⇒Workshop details (Japanese)