ENFE604-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019

Fire Design Case Study

15 points
15 Jul 2019 - 10 Nov 2019

Description

Specific fire engineering design of a case study building. Application of fire design computer models. Synthesis of life safety and property protection strategies.

Learning Outcomes

The aim of this course is to introduce students to prescriptive and performance based fire engineering design. The course specifically covers aspects of the New Zealand regulatory environment and considers a more general design approach to fire engineering. The course is intended to bring together knowledge that students have gained in their previous studies.

Pre-requisites

ENGR403 or approval of the Head of Department

Co-requisites

Timetable 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Intensive Block Course A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 17:00 Wheki 101 22 Jul - 28 Jul
Intensive Block Course B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00 Wheki 101 22 Jul - 28 Jul
Intensive Block Course C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00 Wheki 101 22 Jul - 28 Jul
Intensive Block Course D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 17:00 Wheki 101 7 Oct - 13 Oct
Intensive Block Course E
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00 Wheki 101 7 Oct - 13 Oct
Intensive Block Course F
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00 Wheki 101 7 Oct - 13 Oct

Course Coordinator

Anthony Abu

Lecturers

Darin Millar (Holmes Fire) , Ben Hume (Beca International) and Dennis Pau

Assessment

Acceptable Solution project: Students will work individually to carry out an assessment of a building in accordance with the (Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment) MBIE Acceptable Solutions C/AS1-7. The audit is worth 15% of the course marks.

Performance based design project: Students will be placed into small groups (normally two students per group). Each group will be assigned a building for their FSE. The FSE must be a performance-based fire safety design for the building with appropriate justification and documentation. The justification of the design must be comprehensive and may require advanced analysis techniques. However you must also learn to be succinct in your writing so there are limits on the maximum page lengths.

Reports: Reports must be submitted as a single document through LEARN in PDF format. Reports must be a single document, at least 10 point Times New Roman or Arial and 1.15 spaced text. Page lengths do not include cover sheet etc. Pages are normally A4 but A3 for plans is acceptable. If you want to use colour in your reports be aware that we do not always print out documents on a colour printer so try as much as possible to make your reports readable in black and white. Correct use of English, appropriate SI units etc. are required. Late submissions will lose 20% of the total mark per day or part of day.

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Arthur E. Cote, editor-in-chief ; Casey C. Grant, John R. Hall, Robert E. Solomon, associate editors; Pamela A. Powell, managing editor; Fire protection handbook; 20th; National Fire Protection Association, 2008.

National Fire Protection Association. , Society of Fire Protection Engineers; SFPE engineering guide to performance-based fire protection : analysis and design of buildings; National Fire Protection Association ;Society of Fire Protection Engineers, 2000.

National Fire Protection Association. , Society of Fire Protection Engineers; SFPE handbook of fire protection engineering; 4th ed; National Fire Protection Association ;Society of Fire Protection Engineers, 2008.

Spearpoint, Michael. , New Zealand Centre for Advanced Engineering; Fire engineering design guide; 3rd ed; New Zealand Centre For Advanced Engineering, 2008.

Required Texts:

o Approved document for New Zealand Building Code: Building Code Clauses C1 - C6 Protection from Fire. http://www.building.dbh.govt.nz/building-code-compliance-documents-downloads

o International Fire Engineering Guidelines, Edition 2005 (selected material will be made available).

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,080.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Civil and Natural Resources Engineering.

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