An Introduction to Fire Protection Engineering for Buildings

 
Paul Guyer, P.E., R.A., Fellow ASCE, Fellow AEI

About Paul Guyer, P.E., R.A., Fellow ASCE, Fellow AEI

Mr. Paul Guyer is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.

 

Mr. Guyer is a registered Mechanical Engineer, Civil Engineer, Fire Protection Engineer and Architect with 35 years experience designing buildings and related infrastructure.  For an additional 9 years he was a senior advisor on the staff of the California Legislature responsible for providing analysis and recommendations to the Members on infrastructure and capital outlay issues.

 

Mr. Guyer is a licensed Professional Engineer and is a graduate of Stanford University. He has held numerous national, state and local positions with the American Society of Civil Engineers and the National Society of Professional Engineers.

 
 

COURSE NO: M03-010
CREDIT: 3 PDH
PRICE: $72

 

Course Highlights

This continuing education online PDH course is NY approved. This course is also accepted in the States of AK, AL, AR, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WV and WY.

Fire protection engineering impacts every aspect of building design.  Civil engineers, structural engineers, architects, mechanical engineers and electrical engineers all need to know how the principles of fire protection engineering will affect their involvement in the design of buildings and related infrastructure. 

 

This course provides guidance on fire protection engineering for the building design team. It facilitates the building design process and result in safer and more cost-effective buildings and infrastructure for public agencies and private companies.

 

This course introduces fire protection engineering fundamentals related to building materials and design, water supply for fire protection, fire extinguishing systems, fire alarm systems, special occupancies and hazards, and storage of flammable and hazardous materials.  This course also describes the basics of using occupancy hazard classification for determining sprinkler densities and hose streams, procedures for determining fire flow demand for unsprinklered facilities, and procedures for performance based fire safety design.

 

This online PDH course is intended for architectural, civil, structural, mechanical and electrical engineers engaged in the design of buildings and related infrastructure to better understand how the principles of fire protection engineering affect their daily practice.

 

In this course, you need to review the course document titled, "An Introduction to Fire Protection Engineering for Buildings" provided below. Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.

 

Learning Objectives

This continuing education online PDH course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Learn about the principles of fire protection engineering that affect building materials and design.
  • Learn how to provide an adequate water supply for fire protection.
  • Become familiar with the different types of fire extinguishing systems.
  • Learn about the different types of systems for fire detection, alarm, reporting and evacuation.
  • Become familiar with the requirements of special hazards and occupancies.
  • Learn about the occupancy hazard classification system.
  • Learn about performance based fire safety design, codes and other professional resources.
 

Course Document

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following attachment(s):

Introduction to Fire Protection Engineering for Buildings (358 KB)
 

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Course Quiz

To earn your PDH credits, you will need to buy the course and take the quiz by clicking on the following link:

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