This project follows the second term of the NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Fire Safety Engineering. This project enables FPInnovations’ fire scientists to assist the Chair in carrying out his research program. The general aim of the research is to fine-tune the engineering tools developed in the first five-year term to be applicable to specific occupancies. The assistance provided includes supervising graduate students, helping to deliver the academic requirements by teaching courses and providing general direction on behalf of the industry. A proposal for a third term of the Industrial Research Chair in Fire Safety Engineering has been developed in cooperation with the chair and will be submitted to NSERC.
In addition to the Industrial Research Chair’s activities, FPInnovations’ fire scientists have participated in the NSERC NEWBuildS Network activities by participating on the Scientific Steering Committee and acting as theses supervisors on a number of student projects.