Podcast – Fire resilient and sustainable buildings: the Mjöstårnet

Oct 19, 2020 | European Fire Safety Community, Events, News, Sustainability

The Sustainable Buildings Advisory Panel of the European Fire Safety Community is releasing the third episode of its Podcast called “Fire resilience: a solution to the green buildings debate”, on 10 November at 18:00 CEST.

The third episode is titled “Fire resilient and sustainable buildings: the Mjöstårnet case study”.

In this Podcast, we exchange with Mr Leif Tore Isaksen. Mr Isaken is a Discipline Coordinator for Fire & Safety at Sweco Norway AS. His background is in Civil Engineering and fire consulting. He has expertise on various building types, including large buildings with wooden construction materials. He was one of the Fire & safety engineers who worked on the 14-storey timber apartment building Treet in Bergen, and he led the work for the fire safety strategy of the 18-storey timber building Mjøstårnet.

Together, we reflect on the fire safety protection strategy of the world’s tallest timber building: the Mjöstårnet.

The Sustainable Buildings Advisory Panel is a high-level group which allows you to work towards a truly sustainable future by reframing the debate on buildings’ sustainability through the insertion of a fire resilience dimension. Its aim is on several fronts:
– Raising awareness of the fact that fire resilience is an intricate part of sustainability;
– Monitoring the evolution of the EU Green Deal and regulation and legislation on buildings;
– Exchanging with sustainable buildings experts to identify potential best practices, ideas or challenges to factor fire resilience in sustainable buildings.

You can find more about the Advisory Panel by becoming of one of its members.

In order to access the Podcast, you will have to login or register to the European Fire Safety Community.
If you are already a member of our European Fire Safety Community, just click here on 10 November, from 18:00.
If you are not yet a member of our platform the Community, please register first, then come back to click on the Podcast link, available from 18:00 CEST on 10 November.

By becoming a new member of our vibrant community, you will bring your specific expertise and enable the emergence of holistic and collective solutions for better fire safety. 
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PS: You can also listen to the Podcast (while travelling) by downloading it from the Advisory Panel resources file.