About the committee

Steelwork Fire Protection Committee

Strategic objective
Minimizing the cost of metalwork fire protection in Ukraine
Directions of the Committee activity in 2016
  • Developing standards of calculation of steel structures fire resistance for national branch design practice
  • State building codes (DBN) adjustment for various buildings classes (reduction of steel structures fire resistance requirements)
  • Work of Ukrainian Scientific Research Institute of Civil Protection with the basic scientific organization (preparation for adjustment of DBN V.1.1-7-2002 and DBN for various functional purpose buildings) to adjust the requirements for fire resistance classes of various building structures.
  • Publications - fireproof materials in 2016 catalog, benefits to the Eurocodes
  • Conducting seminars and round tables for steel structures fire protection in Ukraine regions
The Head of the Committee
Konstantin Kalafat
Director of Donstroytest Regional Center on the Safety Testing for Construction Materials and Structures, the member of the Technical Committee for Standardization TC 315 Systems of Man-Induced and Fire Safety for Buildings and Structures and TC 304 Protection of Buildings and Structures at the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction and Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine. Konstantin is one of the leading Ukrainian experts in arrangement and performing tests for building structures. He is an author of papers on qualitative characteristics, application and testing fire protection products as well as new fire protection products used in Ukraine.