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

Starts:  Jul 25, 2022 20:00 (ET)
Ends:  Jul 28, 2022 22:30 (ET)
This seminar will explore a wide range of fire and life safety challenges associated with very tall buildings and strategies to address them.

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, 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.

All live sessions are recorded and provided to the attendees in the course. If you are unable to watch the live sessions, you will be able to go back and watch the recorded sessions for up to 1 month after the last session.