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Online Seminar - Introduction to Performance-Based Design (Engineering Solutions) and Regulation in Europe

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This course is available on-demand until May 2, 2022.


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.

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

Course Delivery:
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from March 14 - March 18, 9:00 am - 11:30 am EDT (UTC -4).

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 month after the last session. Once all the course content, survey, and quiz are completed, we will provide you with your PDH certificate.

Michael Stromgren

Professional Development Credit:


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.

Recommended Materials:
The SFPE Engineering Guide to Performance-Based Fire Protection

Members: $399.00
Non-members: $524.00*

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