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Introduction

The department conducts research on fireproof construction, flameretardant materials, fire prevention, fire safety for buildings and social infrastructure, and fire-related tests including fire resistance, heat reactions, and full-scale fire experiments. The department also has a wide range of experiment equipment such as a 10 MWclass Burn Hall, Room Corner Test facilities, Single Burning Item, a horizontal long-span furnace (10m), a 1,000 ton sized vertical and horizontal furnaces, and a multipurpose furnaces. The department has developed technologies for buildingcustomized fire safety design, the design and assessment standards of building fire resistance, flameretardant materials, and their applications. The department is also capable of operating the Smart Building / Disaster Safety Integrated Management System (Smart- E2MS), conducting research on fire safety in underground spaces and skyscrapers. The department plans to grow its ICT-based disaster safety system on a national level, as well as expand and strengthen its role as an internationally recognized fire testing institution

Sub-centers/Offices

  • Administrative Team for Fire Safety Research

Main Research Fields (Operations)

  • Development of building-customized, high performance fire safety design technologies
    • Development of building fire risk evaluation technologies
    • Development of building fire-resistance, combustion spreading prevention, smoke control and evacuation safety design technologies
    • Development of building materials, members, furniture, life-size fire patterns and consulting technologies
  • Development of facility fire-resistance/flame-proof design/evaluation standards and element technologies
    • Development of facility fire-resistance design and evaluation technologies
    • Development of flame-proof element technologies
    • Research on fire-resistant and flame-proof policies
  • Flame retardant plastic and application technologies
    • Eco-friendly non-organic flame retardants that satisfy the flame retardancy performance standards announced by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation, and that can be mass-produced using extrusion method
    • Can be used in various ways as building finishing materials and for fire-proof doors, etc.
    • In particular, these technologies can be applied as alternatives to combustible aluminum panels, which were the cause of the fire in Grenfell Tower (responsible for the death of more than 80 people) in England in 2017.
  • Research on fire safety in new spaces such as underground, skyscrapers, etc.
    • Development of deep-depth multi-level tunnel network-type ventilation and fire safety technologies
    • Development of fire response system for high pressure, long-distance underwater tunnels
    • Development of ventilation system for safe and pleasant urban underground spatial development
    • Development of air curtains, compressed air foam, and remote automatic extinguisher facility technologies
    • Research on fire impact of skyscrapers and deep-depth underground buildings
    • Research on system to prevent and control the spread of smoke in the evacuation routes of skyscrapers
  • Smart Building / Disaster Safety Integrated Management System (Smart-E2MS)
    • Development of open operating system to construct consumer-centered management system (Knowledge & Information Sharing System, KIS-System)
    • ICT-based building fire safety monitoring and response system research
    • Research on AR and VR-based disaster safety and energy integrated management systems
    • Development of opened O/S-based building and energy integrated management tools
    • Research on the construction of a safe and efficient urban disaster management and energy network
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