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 Introduction to Fire Risk Assessment
Date

Thursday & Friday, 26 & 27 May 2016

 

Seminar Description

This seminar is intended for fire protection engineers and individuals interested in the application of risk assessment in fire protection design. Those who would benefit from this seminar include fire protection and systems engineers, fire protection risk managers, insurance professionals, quality control engineers, architects and others interested in preparing fire risk assessment reports for application to buildings designs utilizing both performance-based and prescriptive code design methodologies. Experience in probability and statistics is not necessary, but helpful.

Seminar Outline

  1. Overview of Fire Risk Assessment
  2. Project Scope and Goals
  3. Objectives Metrics and Thresholds
  4. Identifying and Characterizing Hazards
  5. Developing Fire Scenarios
  6. Specify Scenario Structures
  7. Sources, Use, and Limitation of Data
  8. Frequency Analysis, Methodologies, and Quantification of Event Frequencies
  9. Consequence Analysis, Methodologies, and Quantification of Consequence
  10. Calculating Fire Risk
  11. Uncertainty Analyses, Review and Consideration of Assessment Results
  12. Analysis of Risk Assessment Results and Use in Decision Making Process
  13. Documenting Risk Analysis Process

Attendee Requirements

Attendees should bring with them their own copy of SFPE Engineering Guide to Fire Risk Assessment. You can purchase here or you can purchase at the conference.

 

Instructor

William E. Koffel Jr., PE, FSFPE, is President of Koffel Associates, a fire protection and life safety engineering design and consulting firm, recognized as an expert in the fire protection and life safety aspects of codes and standards. Headquartered in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area in the USA, the firm provides consulting; engineering design & construction administration; codes & standards development; seminar development & training; product testing & evaluation / representation; and litigation support to public and private clients worldwide. Bill is active in the development process of the industry’s governing codes, standards and design guidelines including International Code Council (ICC), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) and Underwriters Laboratory (UL). A former code official with the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office, he is a Past President of the SFPE.

 

Professional Development Hours

Earn 14 valuable Professional Development Hours for attending the entire seminar.

 

Fees can be found here.


 Introduction to Industrial Fire Protection Engineering

Date
Thursday & Friday, 26 & 27 May 2016

 

Seminar Description

This seminar is intended for engineers and technicians interested in expanding their knowledge and understanding of the application of fire protection engineering design to industrial facilities. Those involved in the design, operation, emergency response, and risk management of industrial facilities will benefit from this seminar. A basic understanding of the principles of protection engineering would be helpful, but is not essential to benefit from this program.

The learning objective of this two-day seminar is to provide the participant with a better understanding of the potential fire hazards common to industrial facilities and fire protection engineering techniques that can be used to prevent or mitigate fires in these facilitates. The program will include student exercises demonstrating the application of the principles and techniques presented in the seminar to specific industrial facilities.

Seminar Outline

  • Fire Protection Engineering Design
    • Fire Prevention 
    • Fire Mitigation
  • Understanding Industrial Fire Hazards
    • Ignitibility and Flammability of Materials
    • Common Ignitions Sources
  • Common Industrial Processes’ Fire Hazards
  • Fire Hazards Analysis
  • Fire Safety Design Objectives
  • Specific Industry Applications

Attendee Requirements

A basic understanding of the principles of protection engineering would be helpful, but is not essential to benefit from this program.

 

Instructors

Kenneth W. Dungan, PE, is the co-founder and former President of Performance Design Technologies, Inc., an engineering design and consulting firm. He has been practicing fire protection engineering for more than 40 years. The majority of his experience has been related to industrial facilities, including power plants, manufacturing facilities and chemical plants. He holds his BS from the University of Maryland, where he majored in chemical engineering and fire protection engineering. He received his Masters in environmental engineering from the University of Tennessee. He is a registered professional engineer in the States of Tennessee and Pennsylvania.

Ken has been an active contributor to the fire protection profession. He is a past president and fellow of SFPE, and a recipient of the Harold E. Nelson Service Award. He also served for more than a decade on the Board of Governors of SFPE’s Educational and Scientific Foundation. He serves on several NFPA technical committees and formerly chaired the Technical Committee on Initiating Devices as part of NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code, and the Technical Committee on Electric Generating Plants. 

 

Scott Frazer, PE, is a licensed Fire Protection Engineer with Performance Design Technologies (PDT). His career started in 1995 with the Highly Protected Risk (HPR) division of Kemper Insurance as a Fire Protection Consultant. His areas of focus included Manufacturing and Assembly Facilities, Textile Mills, Pulp and Paper Operations, Fiberglass Boat Manufacturers, Tire Manufacturers, Woodworking Facilities, Plastics Manufacturers, Warehouses, Data Storage Centers and Hospitals.

In 2000, he moved to InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) as a Loss Prevention Manager. He provided fire protection, safety and health, security, and emergency management consulting services in accordance with company standards and applicable codes. He worked with over 120 hotels, including properties across the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, South America, Australia and New Zealand.

In 2008, he transitioned to PDT, where he provides fire protection engineering services to a wide variety of clientele. He designs fire sprinkler and fire alarm systems. He provides code consulting services for ICC and NFPA codes and standards; engineered smoke control designs for large spaces, including atriums; overall property fire and life safety evaluations; and performance-based designs where meeting the prescriptive codes is unattainable or cost prohibitive. He also performs Fire Hazards Analyses for the nuclear industry and general industry.

 

Professional Development Hours

Earn 14 valuable Professional Development Hours for attending the entire seminar.

 

Fees can be found here.

 


 

Post Workshops 


 Competency and Credentialing Workshop

Date
Thursday, 26 May 2016, 0800-1200

 

Workshop Description

The SFPE Subcommittee for Professional Competency and Credentialing is responsible for evaluating minimum occupational competency standards and licensing and credentialing criteria for fire protection engineers in parts of the world that do not presently recognize and/or use the U.S. engineering licensure examination. The Subcommittee is in the process of developing a document that will define the minimum core competencies and criteria for a fire safety engineer that can be widely adopted worldwide. The Subcommittee will be holding a workshop to solicit feedback on the development of this core competencies document.

 

Fees

Free, but registration is required.

 

Fire Safety Engineering Research Agenda Workshop

Date
Thursday, 26 May 2016, 1300-1700

 

Workshop Description

The SFPE Subcommittee for Research & Innovation is responsible for charting the future research priorities for the profession. The Subcommittee is in the process of developing a document that will define a research agenda for the fire safety engineering profession. The Subcommittee will be holding a workshop to solicit feedback on the development of this research agenda.

 

Fees

Free, but registration is required.

 

     

 

 

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