Tecsa S.r.l. has been developing for many years fire safety analysis and investigation activities following accidents that have actually occurred, supported by simulations conducted with advanced numerical codes for:
These activities are conducted in accordance with the relevant regulations (e.g. Ministerial Decree 9 May 2007) and the national regulations in addition to the guidelines and international standards relating to Fire Safety Engineering (including ISO, BS, NFPA, SFPE, etc.) always using the most advanced numerical codes.
All simulation activities are carried out by Tecsa S.r.l. professional performance-oriented design experts and fire professionals included in the lists of the Ministry of the Interior (pursuant to Law 818).
For complex simulation activities TECSA S.r.l. has an official partnership with Reax Engineering – Berkeley CA (USA), a leading consulting firm founded by a number of leading academics in the international world of fire-fighting engineering and research and development related to combustion and fire. Further details can be found on the page related to international partnerships.
For the last two years Tecsa S.r.l. has been developing a certain area of expertise in the application of the future Consolidated Fire Prevention Law (also according to Italian D.M. 3 August 2015).
Tecsa S.r.l. also lectures on performance-oriented fire engineering at the following institutions:
In the context of teaching the following themes are usually developed:
TECSA S.r.l. has developed significant experience both in Italy and in Europe at ports, airports and railway stations (including the major passenger stations in Italy). Within the framework of evaluation and fire safety design work, specific methods and tools are used which are appropriate to the type of infrastructure; for example for complex infrastructures for the purpose of assessing the degree of safety of the emergency exodus system, specialised codes are used to manage information associated with large volumes of passengers (“mass-motion”). The “mass-motion” model not only assesses emergency exodus but also verifies the performance of buildings or complex of buildings normally constituting the transport infrastructures with respect to normal use cases (e.g. to check waiting times at ticket offices, to assess the impact of the arrival of several trains or aircraft, etc.) in order to check specific stress conditions.