Fire protection in civil engineering

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ConferenceProceedings of the ASCE Specialty Conference Civil Engineering Education: 19 April 1979, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Pages372378; # of pages: 7
Subjectcivil engineering; fire protection; education; curriculum; Fire
AbstractStructural fire protection should be incorporated in undergraduate and graduate civil engineering curricula if the engineering approach to fire protection of building structures is to find broad application in North America. The need for inclusion of fire protection in civil engineering education is presented with a view to the many areas of responsibility and jurisdiction that pertain. A case is made that the civil engineer should play a greater role in this multidisciplinary design aspect of structures. A brief review of the available technology and its adaptation for use by civil engineers is presented. Application of design for fire protection of steel, reinforced, and prestressed concrete structures is indicated. Emphasis is on the reduction of complex problems to simple but sufficiently accurate methods that may be readily used in design. Finally, experience with the first Canadian graduate course, "Fire Protection of Building Structures," presented at the University of Toronto is discussed. The course was a 30-hour lecture series offered for three semesters in the period 1974-1976.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number17771
NPARC number20359103
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