Building Fire Safety and Compliance

Course code ARBE3306Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Architecture and Built Environment

This course explores the principle and practice of assessment, evaluation and the provision of recommendations associated with fire safety alternative solutions. Students will understand building regulations, fire dynamics, fire safety measures, human behaviour and risk assessment, as well as developing knowledge of the practical design process adopted by the industry. Building information modelling (BIM) will be explored in relation in relation to its application to fire safety and compliance.

Available in 2015

BCA SingaporeSemester 2
Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Distance Education - CallaghanSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the completion of the course students will be able to:

- Understand fire dynamics, fire initiation through to decay and combustion effects.
- Investigate building regulations and fire engineering principles and their application to fire engineered alternative solutions.
- Understand active and passive fire safety systems and their application.
- Understand human behaviour and risk assessment.
- Demonstrate an understanding of building information modelling (BIM) in the context of fire safety and compliance.
- Apply knowledge of the practical design process adopted by the industry.
- Present written and visual concepts and ideas.
Content- The National Construction Code, Australian Standards and the International Fire Engineering Guidelines.
- Fire dynamics, convection, conduction and radiation.
- Fire initiation and development, ignition, pre-flashover, flashover and decay.
- Building occupant characteristics and behaviour during fire emergencies.
- Building fire service and equipment including types and application.
- The Fire Engineering Brief and Fire Engineering Report: Fire engineered alternative solutions.
- Design and maintenance of fire safety measures.
- Certification processes including fire safety schedules, certificates and statements.
- The Building Surveying and Fire Engineering professions.
- Building information modelling (BIM) and its application to fire safety and compliance including the simulations of fire related scenarios
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeARBE1102
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
External Mode
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments1. A written academic piece of work (professional report) that applies the principles of building regulations, fire dynamics, building response to fires to a real life problem.
Essays / Written Assignments3. A written academic piece of work (professional report) addressing a problem of the practical design process adopted by the industry.
Journal2. Journal Paper Critique. You are required to document your interpretations on providing reading materials as specified in the assessment item briefing document.
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ARBE3306