Thunderhead News

FEMTC 2022 Abstracts are Confirmed

Posted on June 14th, 2022

FEMTC 2022 event and hotel registration is now live. After closing the call for papers, we have reviewed, accepted, and confirmed over 30 presenters for FEMTC 2022 in Brno, Czech Republic and online for virtual attendees. More than 25 presenters will attend in-person at Brno while the remaining presenters will provide a virtual appearance. Presenters will take questions live from audiences in Brno and from offices around the world. We would like to thank everyone who submitted an abstract for presentation and we hope that many more will attend FEMTC 2022 as viewing and discussing participants. 

During this time, in-person tickets are discounted at an early bird rate of $100 USD less than full price. 

2022.1 Version Updates – Available Now

Posted on April 13th, 2022

The latest updates for PyroSim, Pathfinder and Results are available now. View our Release Notes to download and see the full details, or read on for a quick look at what’s new.
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A Brief History of FEMTC

Posted on March 28th, 2022

FEMTC, the Fire and Evacuation Modeling Technical Conference, began in 2011. Thunderhead Engineering noticed a lack of modeling-specific events in the industry and wanted to provide an opportunity for the community to share its progress with one another. It was always designed to highlight achievements through application, research, and experimentation. At that inagural event, Thunderhead Engineering co-founder Dan Swenson introduced the event and expressed its intent which has not changed. … Read More

Tune in! Training, Podcasts, and Events

Posted on March 21st, 2022

Advanced FDS Training

If you’re experienced with FDS and PyroSim and are ready to take your skills to the next level, the Advanced FDS course through SFPE is available during the month of April. Virtual sessions are scheduled Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM EDT (+4 UTC). Attendees will work through modules accompanied by lectures led by Thunderhead Engineering’s own Bryan Klein. For registration and more details, please visit SFPE. … Read More

Discover hot topics in the FEMTC Archives

Posted on February 28th, 2022

The Fire and Evacuation Modeling Technical Conference (FEMTC) has been an active event for over a decade. In that time, over 150 members from across the industry and research fields have presented their work for the benefit of this community. Fortunately, all of these presentations are freely available online at … Read More

Call for Papers – FEMTC 2022

Posted on February 15th, 2022

Thunderhead Engineering is hosting the 6th Fire and Evacuation Modeling Technical Conference (FEMTC) on September 12-14, 2022 in Brno, Czech Republic. We have planned two and a half days of technical presentations on fire and evacuation modeling. FEMTC 2022 is a hybrid event and will have opportunities for both attendance and presentation by remote participants.

If you would like to share your work, send an abstract of 300 words or less to before April 29, 2022.

We will notify speakers of acceptance on or before May 13, 2022. The final version deadline for the paper and presentation materials will be August 5, 2022.

Authors are invited to submit abstracts related to fire and evacuation modeling, including the following topics:
– Modeling Technology and Methodologies
– Modeling Case Studies
– Material Data and Testing
– Evacuation Studies and Data
– Validation and Verification of Models

Contact us if you have any questions about the conference.

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FEMTC 2022 Dates Announced

Posted on January 12th, 2022

The FEMTC 2022 dates are set for September the 12th – 14th (Monday – Wednesday). We are inviting the fire and evacuation modeling community to join us in Brno, Czech Republic alongside our local partner recognity s.r.o. Virtual attendance is also possible through this hybrid event.

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2022 Online Training Dates Now Available

Posted on December 28th, 2021

Would you like to improve your skills with PyroSim and/or Pathfinder? Dave McGill has worked with Thunderhead Engineering to provide training to hundreds of attendees for many years. We are excited to announce the latest dates, viewable at our online schedule, for his acclaimed courses in an online workshop format. … Read More

Price Increase in 2022 for PyroSim and Pathfinder

Posted on December 17th, 2021

Prices for all license types of PyroSim and Pathfinder are scheduled to increase on January 1, 2022. All quotes issued before this date will retain 2021 pricing throughout their normal 30 day validity period, even if that extends into early 2022. If you are considering a new purchase, or if your annual subscription is expiring soon, we encourage you to take advantage of the current pricing. The adjusted 2022 prices are listed on the pricing pages for PyroSim and Pathfinder.


2021.4 Release – Available Now

Posted on December 1st, 2021

The latest updates for PyroSim, Pathfinder and Results are available now. The 2021.4 release focuses on improving the usability of our most popular recent features and adding new capabilities.

View our Release Notes to download and see the full details, or read on for a quick look at what’s new. … Read More

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