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Structural Fire Engineering

14 Professional Development Hours

After participating in this course, you will be able to comprehend/calculate/determine:

  • Basic strategies applied for achieving fire safety in buildings
  • Role of structural fire safety within the context of overall fire safety
  • Effect of elevated temperatures on properties of construction materials
  • Develop optimum strategies for achieving required fire resistance
  • Undertake fire resistance design of reinforced concrete and structural steel members
  • Solve common structural fire engineering problems

Fire represents one of the most severe hazards encountered by the built infrastructure and thus provision of appropriate fire resistance measures to structural members is a major requirement in the building design. Currently fire safety design is carried out through prescriptive based approaches. These approaches have numerous drawbacks and to overcome these drawbacks rational fire design approaches are being promoted in many countries. There is lack of awareness and training on applying rational fire design approaches, as fire safety is not covered in most engineering curriculum. This course is aimed at introducing rational design approaches for undertaking structural fire safety design.

This two-day workshop will focus on the theoretical and practical aspects of fire safety, with main emphasis on structural fire engineering. The course will review the basics of fire safety and building code provisions for fire resistance. Different strategies that can be applied to overcome the destructive effects of fire in buildings and built infrastructure will be discussed. The behavior of materials and structures under elevated temperature exposure will be illustrated and the techniques for assessing fire resistance of structural members will be presented. The application of different methodologies for fire resistance design and construction of steel and concrete structures will be demonstrated through numerical examples. The course provides the fundamentals without delving into complicated mathematical formulas.

Course Outline

  • Magnitude of Fire Problem in Built Infrastructure
  • Importance of Fire Safety and the Role of Structural Fire Safety
  • Fire Protections Strategies in Buildings
  • Effect of Temperature on Properties of Materials
  • Effect of Fire on the Behavior of Structures
  • Methods for Assessing Fire Resistance
  • Design of Steel Structures Exposed to Fire
  • Design of Concrete Structures Exposed to Fire

Who Should Attend
Architects • Structural Engineers • Civil, and Mechanical Engineers • Fabricators and Manufacturers of Structural Systems • Design engineers and planners of the industrial plants and facilities • Property Managers • Municipal Building Officials • Regulatory Officials and Building Inspectors • Field Review Personnel • Project Engineers • Others wanting to learn more about Fire Safety and Structural Fire Engineering

Course Rating
4.7 out of 5

Overall rating of this course by its previous attendees!


This course is currently scheduled on the following date. Click to learn even more details about this offering.

Online, 9/21/2023


Almost all of EPIC's courses offer :

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

These course credits will help attendees earn training requirements for their associations or provincial governing bodies.

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