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Advanced Fire Alarm System Design - Session II Computational Methods of Fire Alarm System Design
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This two-day course focuses on the computational methods used to implement a performancebased design approach to fire alarm design problems. It includes a review of fire dynamics, computational methods for predicting initiating device response and computational methods for predicting the efficacy of both visible and audible occupant notification. Participants will solve a number of design problems during the course.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Illustrate basic familiarity with the computational methods.
  • Understand the zone and CFD modeling approaches used to simulate fire phenomena.
  • Develop analytical skills for verification and validation of simulation results from fire modeling software.
  • Understand how to predict fire alarm system performance in the context of both prescriptive design and performance-based design.
  • Distinguish current technologies associated with fire alarm and detection systems.
  • Review engineering tools to assess the performance of smoke management systems and fire detection and alarm systems.
  • Know the National Fire Alarm code NFPA 72.


Successful completion of the SFPE Advanced Fire Alarm System Design Seminar -Session I

Target Audience

FPEs, Architectural, civil, structural, mechanical and electrical engineers engaged in the design of buildings and related infrastructure.


Student should bring their copies of NFPA 72- National Fire Alarm Code; NFPA 101- Life Safety Code and a scientific calculator.

Course Assessment

Participants will be assessed via a written exam upon completion of the course. A passing score of 70% will be required to obtain a Certificate of Completion.

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