We are pleased to announce that an abstract written by Structural Fire Engineer Stephen Dickson and Engineering Associate Richard Haigh has been accepted for Hazards 28.  At IKM we regularly review Occupied Building Risk Assessments by third parties (as well as carrying out assessments ourselves) and many times the fire modelling is not up to expected standards. One of the main issues, it seems to me is the lack of rigorous analytical modelling when it comes to estimating heat transfer from fires or other thermal events through glazing and simply the lack of knowledge in this area. The paper aims to discuss what factors should be taken into account and also proposes a high-level methodology of how fire resistant glazing should be designed for occupied buildings with respect to heat transfer.  Hopefully we’ll be accepted for full paper submission next year.