Course Summary & Description:
This course provides comprehensive design guidance for the incorporation of fire protection engineering measurements into the design and construction or alterations of existing structures and to nonpermanent construction.
The objective of fire protection engineering is to ensure the safety of human life while minimizing injuries and damage to property and equipment. This course covers fire protection engineering criteria for all types of buildings and their contents, temporary or permanent structures, mobile and stationary equipment, waterfront facilities, outside storage, and shore protection for ships and aircraft. Fire protection concepts applicable to both new and existing facilities are also discussed in relation to National Fire Codes and Model Building Codes.
A fire protection analysis is an essential part of the building design process. Basic life safety concepts such as the type of construction, height and area limitations, classification of occupancy, means of egress, and required building separation are addressed. Other advanced topics related to fire-rated construction, fire suppression systems, and protection of building utilities is also detailed.
This course will provide an introduction to fire protection design analysis of various types of facilities as related to the protection of human life and the reduction of damage to property and equipment.