MN SFPE Education Opportunity

  • 17 Apr 2019
  • 7:15 AM - 4:30 PM (CDT)
  • Delta Hotels by Marriott, Minneapolis Northeast
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 Performance-Based Fire Protection 


The MN Chapter of SFPE is excited to announce a one-day educational seminar on April 17,2019. SFPE MN Chapter is sponsoring a special rate seminar delivered by SFPE National.


Course Description:

This course will provide an overview of The SFPE Engineering Guide to Performance-Based

Fire Protection. This process identifies methods that includes defining a project scope;

developing goals, objectives and performance criteria; selecting design fire scenarios and design

fires; developing and evaluating trial designs; and preparing design documentation. Emerging

issues related to Performance-Based Design (PBD) will also be covered such as incorporating

Risk Informed Methods in PBD; selecting an appropriate fire model for a given application;

estimating required safe egress time (RSET); performance-based design in tall buildings;

performance-based design in long tunnels; performance-based design in structural fire

engineering; conducting peer review for a performance-based design and performance-based

design ITM for fire protection systems

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define the process outlined in the SFPE Engineering Guide to Performance-Based Fire Protection
  • Formulate fire safety goals & objectives for a given project
  • Differentiate and apply the different types of acceptance criteria
  • Estimate design fires based on a given scenario
  • Contrast the differences in incorporating deterministic vs probabilistic approaches
  • Identify the important steps in selecting a fire model for a given application
  • Estimate REST
  • Outline the steps in performing a structural fire engineering analysis
  • Discuss fire safety issues in tall buildings and long tunnels
  • Identify the steps to conducting a peer review for a PBD project
  • Explain how to implement a performance-based ITM program for fire protection systems

Who will benefit:

This course is intended for engineers who are interested in applying the concepts of

performance-based design (PBD) and enforcement officials who review PBD or engineering

alternatives to prescriptive codes.

Course Assessment

Participants will be assessed via a written exam upon completion. They will need to pass with a

minimum score of 70%

Professional Development Hours

Upon completion participants qualifies for 7 PDHs, 0.7 CEUs. A Certificate of Completion will

be awarded.



Registration and continental breakfast - 7:15 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Morning Session - 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Lunch - 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Afternoon Session - 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Delta Hotels by Marriott

1330 Industrial Blvd NE

Minneapolis, MN 55413



$175.00 (Members of MN SFPE)

$300.00 (Non-members of MN SFPE)


Space is limited to 50 participants. Reservations must be made before 4:00 pm Friday, April 5, 2019. 

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