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Online Seminar: Fire and Life Safety Design of Very Tall Buildings: Challenges and Strategies

This seminar will explore a wide range of fire and life safety challenges associated with very tall buildings and strategies to address them.

It is appropriate for persons with diverse backgrounds and responsibilities associated with very tall buildings, including engineers, architects, insurers, fire safety managers, fire service personnel and others involved with fire and life safety design and management.

This is not an engineering analysis and design seminar.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this seminar, the participant will be able to:
• Identify the potential impacts of new and emerging technologies and design features on fire and life safety performance in very tall buildings,
• Explain how hazard, risk and reliability analysis can help identify and assess scenarios of concern and potential mitigation options,
• Explain the roles that occupant risk perception and situation awareness might have on the selection and operation of defend in place and evacuation strategies,
• Distinguish the impact of building design decisions on factors such as smoke control, fire spread and structural fire resiliency,
• Understand systems reliability and robustness issues,

Course Delivery
Dates: March 28 – April 1, 2022
Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Time: 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 sessions, you will be able to go back and watch the recorded sessions for up to 1 month after the last session. Once you complete all of the course content, survey, and quiz, we will provide you your PDH certificate.

Carl F. Baldassarra, PE
Chris Jelenewicz, PE

Course Assessment
Participants will be assessed via a written test. A passing score of 70% will be required to obtain a Certificate of Completion.

Professional Development Credit:
7 PDH Credits

Members: $399.00
Non-members: $524.00*

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