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INTR8029 - Fire Safety Certification

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Title:Fire Safety Certification
Long Title:Fire Safety Certification
Module Code:INTR8029
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Interdisciplinary Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in no programmes
Next Review Date: October 2022
Module Coordinator: DES WALSH
Module Author: Andrew Macilwraith
Module Description: This module analyses fire safety certification in detail and to an advanced level for more complex building types. Fire Safety legislation together with interpretation of technical guidance is undertaken. The historical basis for current best practice is investigated, and the key concepts of fire safety are explored.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Explain the key concepts of fire safety engineering.
LO2 Prepare building design reports for certification purposes.
LO3 Evaluate multi storey building types for an adequate level of fire safety for all users
LO4 Investigate the suitability of current Irish fire safety legislation, and compare/contrast with international practice.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
9990 CIVL8004 Building Regulatory Eng
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Key Fire Engineering Concepts
Introduction, history of fire engineering design, key fire safety concepts, fire related legislation, fire related statistics.
Fire Safety in Buildings
Means of Escape (ASET-RSET), combustibility of linings, compartmentalization, and building separation design.
Fire Safety Legislation
Irish and International Fire Safety Legislation
Prescriptive Fire Safety Design
Prescriptive Fire Safety Codes and Standards, both Irish and International, for each occupancy type and classification, including more complex buildings.
Accessibility and Escape from Fire
Accessibility relating to means of escape, relevant legislation, safety aspects and accessible design..
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Analyse the fire safety of a complex multi-storey building, and compare the fire safety requirements using Irish legislation and guidance documents, and compare these requirements to fire safety requirement in another jurisdiction. 1,2,3,4 30.0 Week 8
Written Report Prepare a technical report on a given fire engineering topic 1 20.0 Week 11
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End of semester final examination 1,2,3,4 50.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Presentation of Course Material 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Tutorial 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Reflective learning 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Presentation of Course Material 2.5 Every Week 2.50
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Tutorial 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Reflective learning 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Department of Environment,Community, & Local Government 2006, Technical Guidance Document B - Fire, Dublin
  • Department of Environment, Community, Local Government 2010, Technical Guidance Document M - Access, Dublin
  • Department of Health 2015, Health Technical Memorandum 05 -02, 2015 Edition Ed.
  • BSI 2008, BS 9999:2008, Code of practice for fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings, British Standards Institution UK
  • BSI 2015, BS9991:2015, - Fire safety in the design, management and use of residential buildings - code of practice, British Standards Institution UK
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

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