Our company specialises in concepts of smoke and heat exhaust ventilation systems in buildings and civil engineering works, numerical simulations based on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) methods, full scale research on fire development in buildings and analysis of smoke spreading with a use of hot smoke during the tests.

We have gathered our experience during training and courses at foreign research centres, such as the University of Greenwich, the University of Leeds and the University of Edinburgh. Our team participates in and conducts the full scale research on the development of fires in Poland and abroad, computer simulations using Computational Fluid Dynamics, and tests with a use of hot smoke in various types of civil engineering works.

ARDOR team consists of:

Ewa Sztarbała, MSc – company owner since 2002. Master's degree obtained at Faculty of Environmental Engineering at Warsaw University of Technology in 2000. MSc thesis was concerned with the design of smoke and heat exhaust system of underground part of the office building in Warsaw, supervised by Prof. Bogdan Mizieliński.

Ewa is an author and co-author of publications in branch magazines, conferences and seminars dedicated for designing SHEVS and NSHEVS and methods of fire and smoke spreading computational simulations using CFD. She is a member of Stowarzyszenie Inżynierów i Techników Pożarnictwa.

Grzegorz Sztarbała, PhD – working for ARDOR since October 2013. He obtained the Master of Science degree at Faculty of Environmental Engineering at Warsaw University of Technology in 2002 and PhD with honors at Building Research Institute in Warsaw, in 2012. PhD’s thesis was titled “The influence of wind on the airflow in a tunnel in the event of fire”.

Since 2004 Grzegorz is an active member of European Committee for Standardization CEN, working in two workgroups: TC191/SC1/WG5 – „Design and calulation methods for smoke and heat exhaust ventialtion systems” and TC191/SC1/WG9 – „Smoke control in covered vehicle parks”. In WG9 he is leading the team which determines the requirements for CFD analysis.

Grzegorz is also a member of Stowarzyszenie Inżynierów i Techników Pożarnictwa and Polskie Stowarzyszenie Inżynierii Wiatrowej.

He is an author and co-author of publications in branch magazines, conferences and scientific seminars dedicated for designing SHEVS and NSHEVS, methods of fire and smoke spreading computational simulations using CFD and wind engineering.

In 2014, Building Research Institute in Warsaw published his guideline “Design of the metro fire ventilation” .

He is a qualified expert of SITP, in the specialty of smoke extraction and smoke preventing systems; license No 60/2009.

In June, 2016, Grzegorz was awarded the Silver Medal of Honor of SITP.

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