NameDr SUVIR SINGH
Date of Birth22.09.1962
E-mailsuvir_singh@yahoo.com
Present DesignationSr. Principal Scientist
DivisionFire Research

Educational Attainments

Degree / DiplomaMain SubjectUniversity/Institution with DistinctionCountryYear of Passing
B.E.Civil EngineeringPunjab University PEC ChandigarhB.E.
IndiaIndiaIndiaIndiaIndia
19841984198419841984

Specialization

a) Main Area of SpecializationFire Engineering
b) Sub-area of SpecializationFire resistance, Post fire investigations, Passive fire protection

Countries visited in connection with higher studies, research training, employment and other scientific assignments:

Country visitedPurposeFromTo
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Publications and Patents
  • Current Publications (2009 onwards) : NIL
  • Publications previous to 2009:
    1. Suvir Singh, T P Sharma, S K Kaushik , Predeep Bhargava ‘Assessment of fire damage in buildings – Present status and requirements’, Fire Engineer Journal, Volume 31, No 2, 2006, pp 15-21
    2. Suvir Singh, T P Sharma, S K Kaushik , Predeep Bhargava ‘Studies on fire performance of aerated concrete building blocks’, Fire Engineer Journal, Volume 31, No 2, 2006, pp 23-33
    3. Harpal Singh, Suvir Singh ‘Burning behaviour characteristics of toluene diisocynate (TDI) in flexible foam fire environment’, Fire Engineer Journal, Volume 33, No 1, 2008
    4. Suvir Singh, T P Sharma, S K Kaushik ‘High strength concrete at elevated temperature – An overview’, International Conference on Advances in Concrete Composites and Structures, January 6 – 8, 2005
    5. Suvir Singh ‘Passive Fire Protection Engineering Analysis and Managenment’
    6. Suvir Singh ‘Passive fire protection systems’, National workshop on Fire Safety in Buildings (NWFSB 2008), March 15, 2008
    7. T P Sharma, Suvir Singh, Suresh Kumar, A S Srivastava ‘Fire hazard assessment of museums and mitigation measures’, Conference on Strategy and Methodology for Conservation of Heritage Buildings and Monuments in India, April 4-5, 2002
    8. Suvir Singh (one of the author) “Fire Protection of Electric Cables by Coatings”, Journal of Fire Protection Engineering, USA, Vol.11, No. 4, 2001
    9. Suvir Singh (one of the author) “Fire Retardent Coatings for Electric Cables” Paint India, Vol. XI. No 2, 1999, pp. 35-37
    10. Suvir Singh (one of the author) “ Fire Hazards and their Mitigation Measures for Rural Sector in India” Fire Engineer Journal, Vol. 23(2) 1998, pp. 55-61
    11. Suvir Singh (one of the author) “Role of Thickness of Insulating Materials on Fire Resistance Rating” Fire Engineer Journal, Vol. 23(3) 1998, pp. 7-12
    12. Suvir Singh (one of the author) “ Polyurethane Foams-Combustion and Flame Retardant Studies” Fire Engineer Journal, Vol. 26(4) 1998, pp. 11-22
    13. Suvir Singh (one of the author) “Conference Centre Fire Delhi”, India, Fire Prevention 254, November 1992, pp. 31-33
    14. Suvir Singh (one of the author) “Elevators for Fire Escape A New Dimension in Safe and Efficient Fire Exits” Indian Architect and Builder, March 1996, pp. 117-121
    15. Suvir Singh (one of the author) “ Fire Safety in High Rise Buildings Problems and Solutions” Journal of Indian Building Congress, Vol. III, No. 2, 1996, pp. 10-16
    16. Suvir Singh (one of the author) “ Fire Protection of Combustible Building Materials” Journal of Indian Building Congress, Vol. III, No. 2, 1996, pp. 103-108
    17. Suvir Singh (one of the author) Fire and Burglary Resistance Evaluation of Safety and Security Equipment- A Step Towards Quality Control” Standards India, Vil. 7, No. 12, pp. 385-390, 1994
    18. Suvir Singh (one of the author) “ Fire Hazards and Safety Measures in Buildings” , Low Cost Housing and Infrastructure, Indian National Academy of Engineers, 1994
    19. Suvir Singh (one of the author) “ An Insight to Museums From Fire Hazards Assessment And Fire Protection Point of View” Fire Science and Technology Journal, Japan, Vol.II, No. 2,1992
    20. Suvir Singh (one of the author) “ A New Look on Global Construction From Fire Safety Angle, XIth International Congress, CIB 89, June 19-26, 1989, Paris, France
    21. Suvir Singh (one of the author) “ Fire Protection of Offshore Platforms with Reference to Steel Structures, International Seminar on Emerging Trends in Offshore Technology and Safety, Feb. 4-6, 1992, New Delhi
    22. Suvir Singh (one of the author) “ Post Fire Investigations and Rehabilitation Measures” National Seminar on Maintenance of Buildings, 20th – 21st Sep. 1990
    23. Suvir Singh (one of the author) “Fire Protection of Structural Steel” National Seminar on Maintenance of Buildings, 20th – 21st Sep. 1990
    24. Suvir Singh (one of the author) “Fire Hazards, Protection and Building Regulations” National Seminar on Maintenance of Buildings, 20th – 21st Sep. 1990
    • Tech. Reports: More than 300 Nos.
    • Scientific Books / Book Chapters: NIL
    • Articles: NIL
    • Patents filed / granted: NIL
    • Processes Developed:
    1. Technology on Metallic Composite Fire Doors has been developed.
    2. Technology on Micro Data Cabinet has been developed.
    3. Technology on Cable Firestop system has been developed.
    • Process Under Utilization:
    1. Technology on Metallic Composite Fire Doors has been transferred to M/s Godrej& Boyce Co. Mumbai and successfully commercialized
    2. Technology on Micro Data Cabinet has been transferred to M/s Guardwel Industries Pvt. Ltd. Vasai and successfully commercialized
    3. Technology on Cable firestop system has been transferred to M/s Signum Fire Protection Pvt. Ltd. Nagpur

Awards and Distinctions (including fellowships of the learned societies):.

Name of AwardAwarded byAwarded forYear
CBRI Foundation Day AwardDirector CBRIDevelopment of technology “Fire rated micro data cabinet “ & Successfully commercialized2000
CBRI Foundation Day AwardDirector CBRIDevelopment of technology “Fire Resistant Metallic Composite Door of one & two hour Rating” & Successfully Commercialized2004
Professional Experience:
About 24 yrs. of experience in the area of Fire Engineering
Any other:
  • In depth knowledge on fire performance assessment of building elements: Completed more then 300 projects
  • Fire performance assessment of:
  1. Fire doors
  2. Dampers
  3. Partitions
  4. Cable firestops
  5. Bulkhead/ Deckhead
  6. False Ceiling/ False flooring
  7. Safety & Security Equip.
  8. Protected Beams/ Truss
  9. Fire Safe Enclosure
  10. A/C Duct
  11. Expansion Joint
  • Post fire investigation and design of fire protection measures
  • Carried out post fire investigations of fire damaged occupancies and recommendations on remedial measures
  • Carried out fire safety audit of different buildings based on requirements of the code and performance requirement based on fire scenarios
  • Technology development and technology transfer
  • Development of technology in the area of passive fire protection and commercialization for the implementation in market and subsequent improvements
  • Member in the BIS committee for the revision of IS (Part 3) : 2005 “Tests for fire resistance”, IS (Part 2), IS (Part 1), Participation in the revision of National Building Code of India, Part IV.
  • Guest faculty at IIT Roorkee” Fire protection and security systems” to UG students