With the increasing use of structural steelwork in building projects in Australia, structural engineers are seeing greater demand on them to understand the basic principles of fire dynamics and fire resistance in order to ensure cost effective solutions. The need to balance long standing prescriptive fire protection methods with the desire to offer more economical fire engineering solutions has led to a range of methodologies. Some of these include partial protection on some members and at localised hotspots such as critical steel connections.
This seminar aims to provide structural engineers with an understanding of the basics of the effect of fire on steel structures and methods to ensure efficient solutions to maintain the structural integrity of steel structures during a fire.
Seminar PackageSeminar notes (PDF)Afternoon teaLight lunch on arrival
Seminar ContentBasic principles of fire dynamics; basic principles of fire resistance; principles of structural behavior in fire; differences between concrete, steel and timber; composite systems in fire; the role of thermal expansion and curvature in performance; connection detailing; understanding fire proofing; fundamentals of fire engineering; rules of thumb; case studies.
TimesStart is 12.00 pm for 12.30pm to 5.00 pm finish.
EA Members who are not ASI members should email firstname.lastname@example.org with proof of membership to obtain the promotion code to access the EA Member reduced fee.
Engineers attending this seminar may gain CPD points to meet Engineers Australia requirements.