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Abstract: The concept of structural safety, and in particular how structures are designed under extreme loading conditions, has come under increased focus since the collapse of WTC buildings following 9-11 disaster. Since fires played a crucial role in the collapse of WTC buildings, building performance under fire conditions has attracted significant attention in recent years. Further, there is an increased expectation from society-at-large on better performance of buildings under fire conditions. Thus structural engineers are expected to be familiar with the design principles governing fire safety in buildings. This course will provide the essential background for fire design of steel, and composite structures. Both behavior and design aspects related to structural fire design of steel, and composite structures will be covered in this course. The course will introduce design provisions specified in Euro codes for fire design of steel, concrete, and composite structures. For engineers who are not familiar with the Euro-terminology, the course instructors will go through the relevant terms for ambient and high temperature design. Also, examples and case studies will be presented to illustrate the applicability of fire design provisions in practical scenarios. Both Professors have been working in the field of structural fire engineering since 1990s and have extensive experience in the analysis, design and testing of steel, concrete and composite structures under fire conditions.

Course Schedule 19-20 Sept 2016
Short Course Flyer 19-20 Sept 2016