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Structural Fire Engineering

14 Professional Development Hours

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the basic strategies applied for achieving fire safety in buildings
  • Comprehend the role of structural fire safety within the context of overall fire safety
  • Understand the effect of elevated temperatures on the properties of construction materials
  • Develop optimum strategies for achieving the 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. Thus, providing appropriate fire resistance measures to structural members is an important requirement in 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 needs to be more awareness and training on applying rational fire design approaches, as most engineering curricula do not cover fire safety. This course aims to introduce rational design approaches for undertaking structural fire safety design.

This two-day workshop will focus on the theoretical and practical aspects of fire safety, mainly focusing on structural fire engineering. This 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 behaviour of materials and structures under elevated temperature exposure will be illustrated, and the techniques for assessing the 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

  • The magnitude of Fire Problems in Built Infrastructure
  • Importance of Fire Safety and the Role of Structural Fire Safety
  • Fire Protection Strategies in Buildings
  • Effect of Temperature on Properties of Materials
  • Impact 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
4.8 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, 9/19/2024


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.

This course can be customized and delivered to a group at your facility saving time and money.
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