This project will develop educational / training materials to introduce AHJ to the topic of performance-based structural fire design (PBSFD). These materials will assist AHJ to gain an understanding of the goals, objectives, fire scenarios, thermal and structural analyses for PBSFD. After completing the training, AHJ will be able to review PBSFD designs along with their assumptions, limitations, and caveats. They will be able to effectively manage relationships between the engineering team and the peer review panel and make final decisions based on building codes for steel, concrete masonry and wood structures. The educational materials will include slides, recorded presentations, guideline documents, recordings of live workshops/seminars and discussions by expert panels in the field of structural fire engineering, fire protection engineering, and performance-based design.
Rob Chmielowski, PE, SE
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