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Performance-Based Fire Protection Course
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Description:

This course will provide an overview of The SFPE Engineering Guide to Performance-Based Fire Protection. This process identifies methods that includes 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

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Define the process outlined in the SFPE Engineering Guide to Performance-Based Fire Protection.
  • Formulate fire safety goals & objectives for a given project.
  • Prepare a fire hazard assessment for a designed project.
  • Differentiate and apply the different types of acceptance criteria.
  • Estimate design fires based on a given scenario.
  • Contrast the differences in incorporating deterministic vs probabilistic approaches.
  • Identify the important steps in selecting a fire model for a given application.
  • Estimate REST
  • Outline the steps in performing a structural fire engineering analysis.
  • Discuss fire safety issues in tall buildings and long tunnels.
  • Identify the steps to conducting a peer review for a PBD project
  • Explain how to implement a performance-based ITM program for fire protection systems

Prerequisite

Participants should have a fundamental understanding of the SFPE Engineering Guide to Fire Risk Assessment.

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.

Course Assessment

Participants will be assessed via a written exam upon completion. They will need to pass with a minimum score of 70%.

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