Fire and Life Safety Design of Very Tall Buildings: Challenges and Strategies Seminar
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Fire and Life Safety Design of Very Tall Buildings: Challenges and Strategies Seminar - 1-day

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When: December 5, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
330 Pfingsten Road
Northbrook, Illinois  60062
United States
Contact: Kendall Talbert
301-915-9722


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Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Where: Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
330 Pfingsten Road, Northbrook, IL 60062 United States
CEUs: Earn up to CEUs .7 | PDHs 7 
Minimum:10 - *if we do not meet the minimum the seminar will be cancelled

Description:

This one-day seminar will explore a wide range of fire and life safety challenges associated with very tall buildings and strategies to address them. To enhance learning, attendees will be asked to participate in simple, qualitative hazard, risk or reliability analyses, fire and life safety strategy development for representative building configurations and fire scenarios, and fire safety management and evacuation planning exercises. Due to time constraints there will be no quantitative or computational analyses. The topics and sequence will generally follow those embodied in the SFPE Engineering Guide: Fire Safety for Very Tall Buildings. Content includes an overview of fire events in tall buildings, highlighting issues of concern and lessons learned. Emerging trends in very tall building design, which may have implications for fire and life safety performance, will be discussed. .

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion the participant should understand

  • Identify the potential impacts of new and emerging technologies and design features on fire and life safety performance in very tall buildings.
  • Explain how hazard, risk and reliability analysis can help identify and assess scenarios of concern and potential mitigation options.
  • Explain the roles that occupant risk perception and situation awareness might have on the selection and operation of defend in place and evacuation strategies.
  • Distinguish the impact of building design decisions on factors such as smoke control, fire spread and structural fire resiliency.
  • Understand systems reliability and robustness issues

Prerequisite

None

Materials

Must bring the SFPE Engineering Guide: Fire Safety for Very Tall Buildings. Attendees will be asked to participate in exercises and encouraged to share experiences with fire and life safety issues and strategies in very tall buildings.

Audience

FPEs, Architectural, Civil, Structural, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, Insurers, Fire Safety Managers, and Fire Service Personnel

Course Assessment

Participants will take a written exam upon completion of the course. The exam will focus on the understanding of the concepts rather than specific calculations. Candidates will need to pass with a minimum score of 70%.

CEUs .7 | PDHs 7 will be offered. Upon completion of a post-test attendees will be awarded a certificate of attendance.

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