Fire and Life Safety Design of Very Tall Buildings: Challenges and Strategies

Starts:  Mar 28, 2022 11:00 (ET)
Ends:  Apr 1, 2022 13:30 (ET)
This seminar will explore a wide range of fire and life safety challenges associated with very tall buildings and strategies to address them.

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.

Upon completion of this seminar, the participant will be able to: 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.