Fire Protection Services (DESC9050)

UNIT OF STUDY

Objectives: to provide students with the knowledge and skills to design water-based fire suppression systems and fire detection systems for the more commonly encountered fire risks, and to impart an understanding of the basic principles of fire safety engineering. Content: fire safety in large modern buildings depends heavily on fire detection and suppression systems. This unit explores design rules for manual and automatic water-based systems intended to extinguish fires and detection systems designed to give early warning of fire. It also introduces the fundamental principles of fire safety engineering and their application in lieu of prescriptive rules. Outcomes: it is expected that students will complete the unit with sufficient knowledge to be able to design fire hydrant and hosereel, automatic sprinkler, and fire detection systems for large buildings, and that they will have a broad understanding of the principles of fire safety engineering, sufficient to enable them to consider some of the alternatives to conventional prescriptive design. Assignments will test design skills learned during the progress of the course.

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Classes

5 day intensive (9am-5pm)

Assessment

Two assignments (2 x 50%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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