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Advanced Fire Dynamic Simulator (FDS) with PyroSim and SmokeViewdelete
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  • The Commercial Club Building: Adapting the Code for Adaptive Reuse

    Mar 15, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)
    Presented by: Glynis Thompson, PE and Morgan Sykes Jaybush, LEED AP

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

    Mar 15 - 19, (ET)
    Course Description This program is derived from our 1 day in person seminar, will explore a wide range of fire and life safety challenges associated with very tall buildings and strategies to address them. To enhance learning, attendees will be asked to participate in simple, qualitative hazard, risk or reliability analyses, fire and life safety strategy development for representative building configurations and fire scenarios, and fire safety management and evacuation planning exercises. Due to time constraints there will be no quantitative or computational analyses. The topics and sequence will generally follow those embodied in the SFPE Engineering Guide: Fire Safety for Very Tall Buildings. Content includes an overview of fire events in tall buildings, highlighting issues of concern and lessons learned. Emerging trends in very tall building design, which may have implications for fire and life safety performance, will be discussed. 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, Prerequisite None Who will benefit: Experience Level Intermediate FPEs, Architectural, Civil, Structural, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, Insurers, Fire Safety Managers, Fire Service Personnel. 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 Hours Upon completion each participant qualifies for 7 PDHs or .7 CEUs. A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded.

  • 2021 Virtual Europe Conference

    Mar 24 - 25, (DE)

  • Protecting Flammable and Combustible Liquids

    Mar 29 - Apr 2, (ET)
    Course Description This course is derived from our 2-day in person seminar and seeks to provide participants with basic knowledge of protection options and testing programs for the protection of flammable and combustible liquids. This course will give an overview of applicable standards and guidelines, describe fire test results, discuss current and future fire testing for protection of flammable and combustible liquids, and how to apply code requirements to two case studies involving storage of flammable or combustible liquids. It contains the latest, best available technology for protecting against severe fire and explosion hazards of flammable and combustible liquids. Two case studies will demonstrate to participants how requirements are used to protect storage of flammable and combustible liquids in actual (real life) circumstances. Learning Objectives Upon completion of the course participants will be able to  Discuss the properties of flammable and combustible liquids and the health and safety dangers they may present if stored or handled improperly  Identify the applicable codes and standards that address safe storage and handling practices of flammable and combustible liquids  Discuss flammable and combustible liquids concepts and identify terminology  Describe proper storage practices for flammable and combustible liquids to prevent fire hazards  Discuss safe handling practices for flammable and combustible liquids at point of final use Prerequisite General knowledge of regulations, standards, and guidelines applicable to flammable and combustible liquids. Who Will Benefit: Experience Level- Intermediate FPEs, Architectural, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical Engineers Course Assessment Participants will be assessed via a written exam. A passing score of 70% is required to receive a Certificate of Completion Professional Development Hours Upon completion each participant qualifies for 15 PDHs or 1.5 CEUs. A Certificate of Completion will be awarded.

  • Beyond the Cause and Origin: Engineering Analysis of Building Fire

    Apr 5 - 9, (ET)
    Course Description This online seminar is derived from our 2-day in person course and will cover the role that Fire Protection Engineers (FPEs) play in the investigation and analysis of building fires. FPEs have the educational background and training to identify and address building and fire code issues that may have contributed to the ignition and/or development of a fire; they also have the education and training to analyze the dynamics of building fires as well as the expected and actual performance of different fire protection systems under fire conditions. This seminar addresses different types of engineering analyses related to building fires, including ignition, fire spread, fire detection, fire suppression, fire confinement and egress analysis. This seminar also addresses the legal context under which most fire investigations are conducted. A number of case studies are presented to demonstrate the engineering analysis of building fires. Learning Objectives Upon completion the participant should understand: • Understand the different roles for fire protection engineers in fire investigations; • Follow the legal and regulatory context for fire investigations and experts; • Recognize the role of building codes and fire safety standards in assessing standards of care for building design, construction, operation and maintenance; • Appreciate how fire modeling and fire dynamics analysis can be used for fire scenario hypothesis testing; • Define the general principles and performance for fire protection systems Who will benefit: Experience Level- Intermediate Fire investigators, engineers, and others involved in the forensic analysis of fire who want to learn more about the engineering analysis of building fires. Course Assessment Participants will be assessed via a written test upon completion of the course. A passing score of 70% will be required to obtain a Certificate of Completion. Earn Valuable CEUs: Participants will receive 15 PDHs or 1.5 CEUs. A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded.

  • Dust Explosion: Hazard Recognition, Assessment, and Management

    Apr 12 - 22, (ET)
    Course Description This 8-session seminar is derived from our 2-day in-person course. Attendees will learn what practicing fire protection engineer or plant engineer need to know and consider as it pertains to dealing with industrial sites that handle combustible particulate solids. This course covers the chemistry and physics of dust deflagrations, the process and progress of dust explosions, and the means by which the dust explosion hazard can be managed in both prescriptive and performance-based design environment. Learn about combustible dust explosions as a severe problem recognize control and mitigation methods and control of electrical installation hazards for combustible dust areas. Several sample problems will be included as part of the course content. The last session will review a DHA Sample which will be provided to attendees. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: • Compare the practices know to be likely to result in industrial dust explosions with the working conditions and activities present in the workplace • Locate and review the practices, standards and guidelines used to reduce the potential for a combustible dust explosion or reduce the severity of an explosion if one occurs • Identify combustible dust hazards, recognize equipment related hazards, and categorize hazardous locations • Understand how integrated dust control and housekeeping measures are combined into functional safety programs • Identify potential adverse effects of dust explosion protection systems from venting, inerting and suppression Who will benefit: Experience Level- Intermediate Fire Protection Engineers, Chemical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Plant Managers, Risk Managers, Facility Managers Course Assessment Participants will be assessed via a written test upon completion of the course. A passing score of 70% will be required to attain a Certification of Completion. Professional Development Hours Upon completion participants qualify for 15 PDHs or 1.5 CEUs. A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded.

  • Principles of Fire Protection Engineering

    May 3 - 28, (ET)
    Course Description This 12-session seminar is derived from our 3-day in-person course and is open to all individuals interested in gaining or refreshing their basic to intermediate knowledge of the principles of fire protection engineering. This course presents the application of science and engineering principles to protect people, property, and their environments from harmful and destructive effects of fire and smoke. It covers areas of fire detection, suppression, and mitigation as well as human behavior and recommendations on how to maintain a tenable environment for evacuation during a fire scenario. Fire suppression systems components will be examined to include fire science, fire safety design, fire detection and fire alarm systems, fire suppression systems, automatic sprinkler systems and smoke control principles. Industry standards and variations will be discussed using NFPA codes and building codes. Learning Objectives At the conclusion of this seminar, the participant will be able to: • Understand the phenomena of combustion and ignition. • Forecast how buildings can be protected from fire and how human behavior respond can be expected during emergencies • Recognize means of egress concepts, human tenability limits, occupant responses to cues and decision making process by people in fire situations and during evacuation. • Distinguish the performance of basic construction materials in the fire environment. • Evaluate water-based fire suppression systems types such as fire sprinkler and water mist systems. • Discuss smoke management forces, and design principles for smoke management systems. • Categorize fire detection and alarm systems including various types. Professional Development Hours 22 PDHs or 2.2 CEUs. A certificate of attendance is provided.

  • 2021 PE Exam Review Course

    Jun 1 - Oct 15, (ET)
    The online PE exam review course is an excellent preparation tool to prepare you for the Fire Protection Engineering PE Exam. 2020 marked the first year the PE Fire Protection Exam moves to Computer-Based Testing (CBT) format. With this change in format, this course has been revised to meet the current NCEES exam specifications and format. Registering for this program will give you access to our 15 live, 1.5-hour sessions from anywhere. Each session is taught by one of our 12 subject matter experts, using web conferencing technology and supported through SFPE's eLearning portal, which will allow you the opportunity to ask questions as they arise throughout each session. Following the 15 live sessions, you will have access to weekly office hours the four (4) weeks leading up to the exam date. This effective educational online prep course will help you organize and navigate through the reference materials and allow for maximum retention. Who Should Attend Anyone preparing for the PE Exam, or anyone needing a refresher including existing engineers, fire marshals, and loss control specialists: participants will come away with an understanding of the principles of fire protection engineering, and even if you are not taking the exam this year, but want to assess your readiness for a future exam, this online PE exam prep course will provide you with a fundamental understanding of the principles of fire protection engineering. Topics Exam Preparation & Exam Taking Strategies Fire Protection Analysis Fire Protection Management Human Behavior Fire Dynamics Fire Protection System Smoke Management Explosion Protection Passive Building Systems Enrollment Includes Participation in either the Tuesday and/or Thursday session Two-hours of access to instructors outside class hours Electronic copies of the online PE exam prep training slides Practice Problems for each topic Schedule The full 19-week schedule starts June 1 and runs every Tuesday and Thursday until the week of September 13. From September 20 - October 11 there will be a single weekly office hour until the week of the exam. The schedule for 2021 SFPE PE Exam Review Course is as follows: Week 1 - June 1/June3 Introduction to the course, overview of course materials, setting a study roadmap Week 2 - June 8/June 10 Information Types/Sources Week 3 - June 15/June 17 Analysis Types Week 4 - June 22/June 23 Fire Dynamics Week 5 - June 28/June 30 Fire Dynamics Week 6 - July 5/July 7 Smoke Control Week 7 - July 12/July 14 Passive Week 8 - July 19/July 21 Human Behavior Week 9 - July 26/July 28 Means of Egress Week 10 - August 2/August 4 Detection & Alarm Week 11 - August 16/August 18 Water Based Systems - Water Supply Week 12 - August 23/August 25 Water Based Systems - Suppression Systems Week 13 - August 30/September 2 Special Hazards Systems Week 14 - September 6/September 8 Explosion Protection Week 15 - September 13/September 15 Course Wrap up Week 16 - Week of September 20 Office hours - Fire Dynamics/Smoke Control Week 17 - Week of September 27 Office Hours - Passive/Human Behavior/Means of Egress Week 18 - Week of October 4 Office Hours - Detection & Alarm/Water Based Systems Week 19 - Week of October 11 Office Hours - Special Hazard Systems/Explosion Protection *You have the flexibility to attend the Tuesday and/or Thursday session each week.

  • Application of Fire Risk Assessment

    Jun 15 - Jul 1, (ET)
    Course Description This four-session seminar is derived from our 2-day in-person course. following a brief overview of the Guide, participants will be divided into working groups which will be tasked with applying the SFPE Guide to a specific project. Groups will be able to choose from a selection of projects that include: historic building, a high-rise residential occupancy, or a petroleum industry facility. In addition to applying the Guide to their specific project, participants will also review the work of others groups to broaden their understanding of the concepts of a fire risk assessment. NOTE: This virtual seminars holds sessions on June 15 & June 17 and skips the week of June 21 to allow attendees to complete a group project. Sessions resumes on June 29 and attendees will present their group project on July 1. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this course participants will be able to: • Describe the various steps associated with a fire risk assessment, as outlined in the SFPE Engineering Guide to Fire Risk Assessment. • Evaluate a project, prepare representative goal statements, objective statements, boundary conditions, and assumptions. • Prepare a fire hazard assessment for a designed project. • Identify a minimum of eight fire scenarios that need to be included in the fire risk assessment. • Identify the data needs and potential sources of the data needed. • Evaluate various tools and methods available to assist in preparing a fire risk assessment and determine the appropriate one to be used for a given project. Prerequisite Participants should have a fundamental understanding of the SFPE Engineering Guide to Fire Risk Assessment. Who will benefit: Experience Level Intermediate FPEs, Code Officials, Facility Engineers, Plan Reviewers, Design Professionals (Architects/Engineers) Course Assessment Participants will be assessed via a written exam upon completion of the course. A passing score of 70% will be required to obtain a Certificate of Completion. Professional Development Hours Upon completion each participant qualifies for 15 PDHs or 1.5 CEUs. A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded.