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The Newly Updated Performance-Based Design and Codes Course

Friday, March 31, 2017  
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The Newly Updated Performance-Based Design and Codes Course to Be Offered May 4, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas

Join us for the updated Performance-Based Design and Codes course, in San Antonio during Professional Development Week, May 4.You will enjoy being on the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) campus, interacting with peers and learning about codes that are essential to every building project. Seats are limited so you are encouraged to register early.

 

The course will provide an overview of The SFPE Engineering Guide to Performance-Based Fire Protection. This process identifies methods of a) defining a project scope, b) developing goals, objectives and performance criteria, c) selecting design fire scenarios and design fires, d) developing and evaluating trial designs, and e) preparing design documentation.

 

The course will also discuss emerging issues related Performance-Based Design (PBD) that include:

  • Incorporating Risk Informed Methods in PBD
  • Selecting an Appropriate Fire Model for a Given Application
  • Estimating Required Safe Egress Time (RSET)
  • PBD in Tall Buildings
  • PBD in Long Tunnels
  • PBD in Structural Fire Engineering
  • Conducting a Peer Review for a PBD
  • Performance-Based ITM for Fire Protection Systems

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the process outlined in the SFPE Engineering Guide to Performance-Based Fire Protection
  • Formulate fire safety goals & objectives for a given project
  • Differentiate and apply the different types of acceptance criteria
  • Estimate design fires based on a given scenario
  • Contrast the differences in incorporating deterministic vs probabilistic approaches
  • Identify the important steps in selecting a fire model for a given application
  • Estimate REST
  • Outline the steps in performing a structural fire engineering analysis
  • Discuss fire safety issues in tall buildings and long tunnels
  • Identify the steps to conducting a peer review for a PBD project
  • Explain how to Implement a performance-based ITM program for fire protection systems

This course is intended for engineers who are interested in applying the concepts of Performance-Based Design (PBD) and enforcement officials who review PBD or engineering alternatives to prescriptive codes.

 

REGISTRATION OPEN

 

Instructor: Chris Jelenewicz, P.E., FSFPE, Technical Director at SFPE and the

Technical Editor of SFPEs Fire Protection Engineering magazine. He is responsible overseeing SFPE’s licensing and technical activities. Chris was featured in hundreds of articles and broadcast interviews, including the New York Times, CBS Nightly News, Public Television, USA Today, The Washington Post and the Philadelphia Daily News. Chris has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in fire protection engineering and a Master’s in Management from the University of Maryland. He is an SFPE Fellow and received the Distinguished Alumni Award in its inaugural year from the University of Maryland’s Department of Fire Protection Engineering. Chris is a licensed engineer in the States of California and Delaware.


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