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Online Seminar: Advanced Fire Alarm System Design - Applying the Principles of Performance-based Design (2024)

Course Dates:
8 sessions: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu on July 8-11 and July 15-18

July 8: 12:00 PM - 2:00PM EDT (-4 UTC)
July 9-18: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM EDT (-4 UTC)

Course Description:
The virtual seminar Advanced Fire Alarm System Design Course - Applying the Principals of PBD will cover the basics of design, installation, and maintenance of fire detection and occupant notification/communication systems in the context of the performance-based design process. We will identify the factors that influence design and how inputs from stakeholders and authorities having jurisdiction are used to identify design objectives and the performance criteria needed to demonstrate the suitability of a given alternative design.

Once the design objectives are reduced to explicit performance criteria we will use simple computational models to predict fire detection response. We will be using the computational methods outlined in Annex B of NFPA 72. We will then review the calculations used to model the performance of the occupant notification aspect of a fire alarm and emergency communications system. These calculations are valuable tools in the fire protection engineer’s toolbox that can easily be brought to bear on design problems that otherwise would require the use of time-consuming computer modeling.

This 8-session seminar is derived from our 2-day in-person course.

Learning Objectives:
Participants will understand the process of performance-based design for fire protection systems.
Participants will understand how to employ the process of performance-based design to design a fire alarm system that will meet the user’s goals and objectives.
Participants will understand how to embark on a performance-based design of a fire alarm system
Participants will understand how to develop design goals, objectives, and performance criteria.
Participants will possess a basic familiarity with the computational methods used to predict fire alarm system performance in both the prescriptive design and performance-based design context.

Target Audience: Fire Protection Engineers (FPEs), Fire Alarm Designers, Code Officials, Plan Reviewers, Design Professionals (Architects/Engineers)

Course Delivery:
All of live sessions are recorded. 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 last session. Once you complete all of the course content, survey, and quiz, you will be provided your PDH Certificate of Completion.

John M Cholin, PE, FSFPE, M.E.E.

Professional Development Credit:

18 PDHs

SFPE Members: $799.00
SFPE Non-members: $1049.00

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