Fire engineering is the science of formulating fire safety solutions or mitigating measures for modern buildings or structures based on quantifying hazards, assessing risks and gauging human responses. This “fire engineering approach” is now widely adopted in world-class cities for complex and voluminous buildings; and allows greater flexibility in designs, choice of materials, and more cost effective solutions without compromising the primary goal of life safety.
The objective of this Technical Seminar on Introduction to Fire Engineering is to provide an opportunity for engineering professionals who want to learn the basic understanding of fire engineering when designing buildings. This seminar emphasizes fire in the context of buildings and infrastructure, and the technology for predicting fires and designing against them. Fire engineering approach not only enables higher flexibility in building design but also reduces the life cycle cost of a project. The course will cover the overview of fire engineering, design codes, fire and smoke behavior, human response to fire, fire safety management plan and case studies.