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Technical Talk - Fire Test of Composite Panel and High-strength Concrete

Fire Division and Institution of Fire Engineers (Hong Kong Branch)
Technical Talk - Fire Test of Composite Panel and High-strength Concrete


Date, Time & Venue
18 April 2019 (Thurs); 6:30pm – 8:00pm (Registration starts at 6:15pm);
Room Y305, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon.

Programme Highlights
The talk will introduce the brand new fire laboratory in the School of Civil Engineering of the University of Queensland (UQ).  It will be followed by the presentation of two fire tests carried out by the speakers at UQ regarding the fire effect on composite panel and high-strength concrete.  A new fire test method using radiant heat panel and the Heat Transfer Rate Induction System (H-TRIS) for applying heat flux to test specimens.  The speaker will then talk about the details of test set-up, measurement method and some results.  Lastly, the course of Fire Engineering Design of Structures offered at The University of Hong Kong will be briefly introduced. 

Dr Johnny Ching-ming HO is a Professor in the School of Civil Engineering, Guangzhou University PRC.  Before joining the university in 2018, he worked as a Senior Lecturer in the University of Queensland in 2013-2018 and an Assistant Professor in The University of Hong Kong in 2007-2013.  Practically, Dr Ho had about 5 years’ of experience working in both Hong Kong and Brisbane offices of Arup on some large scale infrastructure projects such as The Stonecutters Bridge in Hong Kong and the Ipswich Motorway Upgrade (Wacol to Darra) in Brisbane.  Dr Ho’s research interests are on mix design of high-performance concrete with multi-sized fillers, rheology of cement paste and mortar, as well as their application in concrete-filled-steel-tube columns.


Registration & Enquiries
The seminar is free of charge and prior registration is required. For HKIE members, please register via the web-link (  The organizers reserve the right to decline their application if no membership no. is submitted.

Applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis. The deadline of application is 12 April 2019.

For enquiry, please contact Ir Jan To at 97314925.

 Fire Division Committee and Institution of Fire Engineers (Hong Kong Branch)




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