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Suppression, Detection and Signaling Research and Applications Symposium (SUPDET)

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Since 1997, the Research Foundation has organized SUPDET®, an annual symposium which brings together leading experts in the field of fire protection engineering for the purpose of sharing recent research and development on techniques used for fire suppression, detection, and signaling.These events are generally attended by a variety of fire protection professionals, such as engineers, researchers, insurers, designers, manufacturers, installers, and AHJs. 

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SUPDET 2018 will be held Sept. 11-14 in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. Details to come in the coming months.

Proceedings from past SUPDET Symposia

NOTE: 2017 proceedings will be available in January

2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006


In September 2017 awards were presented at the joint SUPDET/AUBE conference in College Park, Maryland. Here is a list of the honorees:   

AUBE 2017 Best Paper Awards
Developing a Fire Test Strategy for Storage Protection Under Slope Ceilings (PDF)
Justin Geiman, Noah Ryder, Andre Marshall, Prateep Chatterjee
SUPDET 2017 Ronald K Mengel Award (for best detection paper)
SUPDET 2017 William M. Carey Award (for best suppression paper)
Zachary L. Magnone, Jeremiah Crocker, Pedriant Pena