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Upcoming events

    • 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. 

Past events

20 Mar 2019 MN SFPE March 2019 Meeting
27 Feb 2019 MN SFPE February 2019 Meeting
13 Dec 2018 MN SFPE Fire Test and Holiday Happy Hour
28 Nov 2018 MN SFPE November 2018 Meeting
24 Oct 2018 MN SFPE October 2018 Meeting
26 Sep 2018 MN SFPE September 2018 Meeting
30 May 2018 MN SFPE May 2018 Meeting
25 Apr 2018 MN SFPE April 2018 Meeting
28 Mar 2018 MN SFPE March 2018 Meeting
28 Feb 2018 MN SFPE February 2018 Meeting
31 Jan 2018 MN SFPE January 2018 Meeting
29 Nov 2017 MN SFPE November 2017 Meeting
25 Oct 2017 MN SFPE October 2017 Meeting
27 Sep 2017 MN SFPE September 2017 Meeting
31 May 2017 MN SFPE May 2017 Meeting and Elections
26 Apr 2017 MN SFPE April 2017 Meeting
29 Mar 2017 MN SFPE March 2017 Meeting
22 Feb 2017 MN SFPE February 2017 Meeting
25 Jan 2017 MN SFPE January 2016 Meeting
30 Nov 2016 MN SFPE November 2016 Meeting
26 Oct 2016 MN SFPE October 2016 Meeting
28 Sep 2016 MN SFPE September 2016 Meeting
25 May 2016 MN SFPE May 2016 Meeting
27 Apr 2016 MN SFPE April 2016 Meeting
30 Mar 2016 MN SFPE March 2016 Meeting
24 Feb 2016 MN SFPE February 2016 Meeting
27 Jan 2016 MN SFPE January 2016 Meeting
18 Nov 2015 MN SFPE November 2015 Meeting
28 Oct 2015 MN SFPE October 2015 Meeting
30 Sep 2015 MN SFPE September 2015 Meeting
27 May 2015 MN SFPE May Meeting
29 Apr 2015 MN SFPE April Meeting
25 Mar 2015 MN SFPE March Meeting
25 Feb 2015 MN SFPE February Meeting
28 Jan 2015 MN SFPE January Meeting
19 Nov 2014 MN SFPE November Meeting
29 Oct 2014 MN SFPE October Meeting
24 Sep 2014 MN SFPE September Meeting
28 May 2014 MN SFPE May Meeting
30 Apr 2014 MN SFPE April Meeting
26 Mar 2014 MN SFPE March Meeting
26 Feb 2014 MN SFPE February Meeting
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