15th International Symposium on
Aerodynamics, Ventilation & Fire in Tunnels
Barcelona, Spain: 18 - 20 September 2013

The successful 40th anniversary of BHR Group’s ISAVFT15 event was attended by 149 International delegates, which was our largest audience for 13 years.  The symposium first took place in Canterbury in April 1973 and over the years has seen 661 papers presented.

We were fortunate in this symposium to welcome four exceptionally knowledgeable keynote speakers; Felix Amberg, President of the Amberg Group of Companies; Joe Gonzalez, Senior Engineering Manager at Parsons Brinckerhoff; and Professor Haukur Ingason, Chair of SP and Professor Arnold Dix, Special Expert at ALARP.

The event also involved an exhibition and technical presentations, most of which ran parallel and all of the papers published have been published in the bound book of proceedings.  All technical papers were peer-reviewed by the Technical Advisory Committee lead by the Symposium Chairman, Dr Fathi Tarada, Managing Director of Mosen Ltd and Chief Executive of HBI Haerter Ltd.

On Tuesday 17th September we enjoyed a visit to Line 9 of the Barcelona Metro, which is being constructed as part of a unified program that will increase the metro system’s size by a third. Barcelona will have Europe’s longest underground route and the continent’s most extensive automated line in three years’ time.

For the full event content, please view the full programme here.

Because of the exceptional support of our sponsors, this event was by far the most sociable conference yet.  Delegates were treated to several welcome receptions, lunches, refreshment breaks, and the Gala dinner on the 19th floor terrace of the Princesa Sofia Gran Hotel.


Ally Davies

Conference and Events Manager

BHR Group   
Cranfield, Bedford   
MK43 0AJ, UK
Tel: +44 (0)7785 621651
Email: confx2@bhrgroup.co.uk

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