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Online Seminar - Advanced Fire Detection and Alarm

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday(s) from August 2 - August 19 at 11:00 AM ET to 1:00 PM ET

All live sessions are recorded and provided to the attendees in the course. If you are unable to watch the live session you will be able to go back and watch the recorded sessions up to 1 month after the last session. Once you complete all of the course content, survey, and quiz, you will be provided your PDH certificate.

This course presents a review of the performance-based design process and its applicability to the design of fire alarm systems. The course covers the identification of stakeholders, establishing project goals, developing performance objectives, refining performance objectives to concrete performance criteria, and developing performance equivalent alternative designs. It includes a review of fire dynamics and the simple computational methods for predicting initiating device response that serve as the basis for codes and standards. It also includes simple computational methods for predicting the efficacy of both visible and audible occupant notification.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the process of performance-based design and how it is applied to the design of fire alarm systems.
  • Analyze fire hazards.
  • Understand the basics of design, installation, and maintenance of fire detection and suppression communication systems.
  • Identify the factors that influence design and inputs from stakeholders and authority having jurisdiction.
  • Determine suitable detection methods and technologies to satisfy performance requirements.
  • 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.
Successful completion of a Fire Alarm Code Course (NFPA, AFAA, etc) or equivalent knowledge. Basic computer skills, and basic knowledge of performance-based design. Know and apply fire and life safety codes and standards. Can read and understand basic construction drawings/technical documents.
Target Audience
Fire Protection Engineers (FPEs), Fire Alarm Designers, Code Officials, Plan Reviewers, Design Professionals (Architects/Engineers)

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