WEBINAR: Performance Based Design in Egress
Wed December 13 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
1 LU | HSW
Presented by Telgian Engineering & Consulting, LLC
Course Description: Performance-based design in egress is especially applicable in building renovation, addition, and adaptive reuse where there may not be adequate egress. This course covers how egress models can be used to meet the required level of egress through a performance-based option.
Technical content covers facility egress and performance-based approaches that can be utilized to provide adequate egress during fire and other types of emergencies when the prescriptive requirements are either impractical or impossible. In performance-based egress approaches, it is necessary to quantify the level of protection intended by the prescriptive code requirements for egress and then compare the proposed arrangement to a code-compliant arrangement to determine if the minimum code-mandated level of protection can be achieved. Fire modeling and egress modeling is used to determine how long a facility can maintain a tenable environment during a worst case scenario fire and compare it to the required safe egress time to understand realistically if an existing or proposed egress arrangement meets the minimum level of protection intended by the fire and building codes for emergency egress.
- Understand the difference between performance-based design and prescriptive design requirements per the building and fire codes.
- Understand how to determine the necessary criteria for performance-based design options.
Identify the steps to a performance-based design approach.
- Identify the roles and responsibilities of design professionals, owners, and Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) in the development, approval, and acceptance process for performance-based design approaches.
- Identify and understand the fire and building code language that permits the use of performance-based design and defines the minimum criteria for acceptance.
- Understand and identify scenarios in building design where performance-based design approaches may be appropriate.
- Understand how computer-based egress models and fire dynamic simulation models may be used to develop performance-based design approaches for egress.