This professional development 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 review 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, addressing building envelope concerns, highlighting unique characteristics for very tall buildings, and lessons learned. Emerging trends in very tall building design, which may have implications for fire and life safety performance, will be discussed.
It is appropriate for persons with diverse backgrounds and responsibilities associated with very tall buildings, including engineers, architects, insurers, fire safety managers, fire service personnel and others involved with fire and life safety design and management.
This is not an engineering analysis and design seminar.