The SFPE Foundation, a charitable organization focused on enhancing the scientific understanding of fire and its interaction with the social, natural, and built environments, announces the funding of research into integration of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for the design, verification, and maintenance of proper fire protection systems in buildings. The research will be led by principal investigator Stephen Roth, PE, president and chief technology officer at Carmelsoft.
“A 2021 research project funded by the SFPE Foundation identified a sizable gap between the use of advanced building information models in the general design/engineering sector compared with those used by fire engineers,” stated Leslie Marshall, Ph.D., director, SFPE Foundation. “This new research project —
along with ongoing Foundation programs and our Grand Challenges Initiative —
aligns with the SFPE Research Roadmap and will benefit the global fire engineering community.”
Financing for SFPE Foundation-funded research is provided through the generous support of donors, including SFPE, SFPE chapters, SFPE members, governmental agencies, leading companies and organizations, and others. Demand for SFPE Foundation research funding support far exceeds available funds. The SFPE Foundation periodically invites research proposals through both open calls and specific requests for proposals.