Introduction to Performance Based Design (Engineering Solutions) and Regulation in Europe

When:  Mar 28, 2023 from 09:00 to 17:30 (DE)
Tuesday, 0900-1730

This one-day seminar will provide an overview of The SFPE Engineering Guide to Performance-Based Fire Protection. This process identifies methods that include defining a project scope; developing goals, objectives, and performance criteria; selecting design fire scenarios and design fires; developing and evaluating trial designs; and preparing design documentation. Emerging issues related to Performance-Based Design (PBD) will also be covered such as incorporating Risk-Informed Methods in PBD; selecting an appropriate fire model for a given application; estimating required safe egress time (RSET); performance-based design in tall buildings; performance-based design in long tunnels; performance-based design in structural fire engineering; conducting peer review for a performance-based design and performance-based design ITM for fire protection systems.

Target Audience: 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.

Recommended Materials: The SFPE Engineering Guide to Performance-Based Fire Protection

Instructors: Michael Stromgren and Chris Jelenewicz
PDH Credit: 8 PDH

(Register in conjunction with the SFPE European Conference)