studies on fire models like field and zone models, theory, application
and the roles in the implementation of EPBFC.
studies on the performance of fire protection systems such as sprinkler
systems, fire detection systems, smoke control systems and gas protection
of using a time constant for specifying the atrium smoke filling
of a full-scale burning facility, PolyU/USTC Atrium at USTC for
studying fires in big enclosed spaces.
joint PolyU/USTC "Fire Safety and Technology Research Centre for
Large Space" is recognized by CAS as a laboratory at Academy level,
and rated second among 16 joint HKSAR universities and CAS laboratories
in November 1999.
staff acts as a non-official Member of the Fire Safety Committee,
Buildings Department, SAR Government (1998- ) to approve fire safety
designs in all buildings using the concept of EPBFC. Over 15 new
projects on airport cargos terminal, big godowns, shopping malls
and highrise buildings had been assessed since 1998.
- PolyU staff
acts as an occasional advisor to the Fire Services Department, SAR
Government (1988- ) on advanced projects such as investigations of
fires in Garley Building, Mei Foo Sun Chuen, and airport terminal
Awards to research students:
| - 1999
Fire Protection Association (USA) Scholarship for International Graduate
Students in Fire Science and Engineering of US$5000 to Mr. K.C. Cheung,
part-time PhD student, working on industrial fires.
| - 2000
National Fire Protection Association (USA) Scholarship for International Graduate
Students in Fire Science and Engineering of US$5000 to Miss Gigi C.H.
Lui, PhD student, working on karaoke fires.
of the International Journal on Engineering Performance-Based Fire
Codes in June 1999.
of the International Journal on Architectural Science in April 2000.
by PolyU academic staff:
refereed journal papers;|
Over 40 refereed
6 sets of
teaching materials for courses up to MSc degree level.|