This is a live, repeat presentation of a webinar that was originally offered on 10/15/2021 and 11/12/2021. Attendees of the previously offered presentations, RV-W101521 and RV-W111221, will not receive CEU for attending the 12/10/2021 presentation.
Traditionally, structural fire safety is contemplated after the structural engineering is complete for a given building. Specifically, structural systems that have been optimized for ambient design loads are then blanketed with fireproofing. This century-old approach endeavors to reduce the heating of individual structural members with the intent of mitigating the risk of structural collapse under fire conditions. However, project stakeholders may be left wondering if the intended structural fire safety is provided and if a rational use of resources was employed. This differs from almost all other aspects of building design in which these aspects are taken extremely seriously.
As a refreshing alternative to the traditional approach, performance-based structural fire design is beginning to establish a foothold in the United States. Notably, newly developed guidance contained within ASCE/SEI 7, ASCE/SEI Manual of Practice No. 138, and the freely available ASCE/SEI Structural Fire Design Guide provide designers the framework to legitimately practice structural fire design, as well as provide building officials a potent set of tools to properly evaluate such designs. The envisioned endgame of this movement is a gradual transition toward intrinsically fire safe structures that are rationally optimized. Since structural fire design has the potential to produce buildings that are safer, cost less, and are optimized for stakeholder design objectives such as aesthetics, carbon footprint, and allowance for innovation, the future is certainly bright for this movement.
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Explain what differentiates structural fire design from conventional methods
Demonstrate the behavior of structural systems under fire conditions
Explore new industry advances pertaining to structural fire design and how they safeguard the public welfare
Discuss the potential benefits of adopting structural fire design for building projects to protect the public safety
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Presenter: Kevin LaMalva, P.E.
Kevin LaMalva joined Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (SGH) in 2007 and is
professionally registered as a Fire Protection Engineer and Civil Engineer. Referenced
by industry as a “champion” and a “luminary,” he serves as Chair of the ASCE/SEI Fire
Protection Committee, and is a member of numerous industry committees that conduct
research and develop standards for structural fire safety. His work experience spans
many areas of fire safety and structural engineering. He has been awarded the
distinction of 2017 ENR Newsmaker for serving the “best interests of the construction
industry and the public.”
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