Carlos Gonzalo

Carlos Gonzalo

Lecturer in Civil Engineering

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    Built Environment and Architecture / Civil and Building Services Engineering

Carlos Gonzalo is a lecturer in both Civil and Building Services Engineering of the School of Built Environment and Architecture. He specialises in Sustainable Engineering and Renewable Energy Technologies although he is currently researching in fire safety for cladding systems. He is also Apprenticeship Academic Lead for the School of Built Environment and Architecture.

  • Mathematics for Civil Engineering (BSc and HNC)
  • Sustainable Construction and Forensic Engineering for Civil Engineering (BSc)
  • Renewable Energy Technologies for Building Services Engineering (MSc)

Improving the Fire Resistance of Ventilated Cladding Systems via Air Cavity Replacement

This is a theoretical paper already holding a patent file. The proposal is as follows: to inhibit the progression of fire through the air cavities provided in ventilated cladding systems is presented. The proposed system comprises of strips of intumescent material around the back face of the cladding panel that expand when approached by a fire, thus sealing off a portion of the cavity. Carbon dioxide, contained in a vessel attached to the cladding panel, is then released into the cavity, thus restricting the supply of oxygen to the fire.

Most recent publications

Gonzalo, C and Paurine, A and McCann, F Improvement of the isolation of the air cavity for ventilated cladding systems for fire safety purposes. In: CIBSE - Technical Symposium 2018, 12 April 2018 - 13 April 2018, London.

More publications at LSBU Research Open

Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy.

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