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CIVE 4614 [0.5 credit] Building Fire Safety

Understanding fire-structure interaction and the concepts of fire severity and resistance; behaviour of steel, concrete, and timber buildings exposed to fires; compartment fire dynamics; correlations and computer models to predict fire dynamics; fire retardants; laboratory-scale fire experiments; performance-based approach for building fire safety design.
Prerequisite(s): MAAE 2400 and fourth-year status in Engineering, or permission of the Department.
Lectures three hours a week, problem analysis and laboratories one and one-half hours per week.