This course will provide an overview of The SFPE Engineering
Guide to Performance-Based Fire Protection. This process identifies methods
that include 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.
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
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from December 13 - December 17
11:00 am - 1:30 pm EST (UTC -5).
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 for up to 1 a month after the last session. Once all the course content, survey, and quiz are completed, we will provide you with your PDH certificate.
Chris Jelenewicz, PE
Professional Development Credit
Participants should have a fundamental understanding of the SFPE Engineering Guide to Fire Risk Assessment.
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.
The SFPE Engineering Guide to Performance-Based Fire Protection
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