The Fire Engineering division examines questions relating to structurally engineered fire protection, focusing on the fireproofing of structures. In the course of our research, new engineering techniques and suitable testing and evaluation methods are developed to maintain and improve the general fire safety standard.

As an approved testing, monitoring and certification institute in accordance with the State Construction Regulations, and as a Notified Body under the EU Construction Products Regulation, we have the expertise to assist businesses and institutions in the evaluation of both new and existing developments. In addition to large-scale testing apparatus, we also use smaller testing furnaces and numerical methods to study fire resistance and determine material properties at high temperatures.

Dr.-Ing. Sascha Hothan, Head of Division Fire engineering, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)

Contact Dr.-Ing. Sascha Hothan

Head of Division 7.3


Phone +49 30 8104-4218