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BSER&T Special Issue on Fire Safety

Call for short abstracts for papers on Fire Safety - Special Issue of the CIBSE BSER&T Journal (Building Services Engineering Research and Technology).
Closing date midday, Friday October 22 2021
The Fire Safety Strategy of a building of any complexity is underpinned by building services, this covers multifaceted subjects such as smoke management systems and the proper design of façade systems to practical matters such as compatibility between air handling ducts and sprinkler systems.

The BSER&T editorial board is keen to showcase, as a Special Issue publication, the latest knowledge and developments in all areas related to building services as an underpinning element of the fire safety strategy.

If you have research or practice that is sufficiently robust to form the basis of a peer reviewed research paper or technical note in the area of Fire Safety, BSER&T would like to hear from you. You would have a maximum of 12 weeks to submit the paper if you were selected to contribute. All submissions are subject to peer review. The issue is specifically looking for material that includes:

  • Performance-based design principles

  • Smoke management

  • Fire suppression

  • Fire safety management

  • Building facades as it pertains to fire safety

  • Fire safety building regulations

  • Fire safe design

  • Fire suppression

More information on research paper and technical note formats, and requirements for written papers

Please send an abstract of no more than 200 words, by midday, Friday October 22 2021, to

A group of papers will be selected that will form an appropriately coherent Special Issue. We will contact you within 3 weeks of the submission closing date to let you know whether your paper is invited to be developed for the issue.

Prof José L. Torero, UCL - Honorary Special Issue Editor