CIVL 7012 Building Fire Services

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 300711

Coordinator Indika Wijesiri Pathirana Opens in new window

Description This unit describes the various types and application of building services and fire safety systems. It introduces appropriate standards for building fire service system design and the methods of applying recommendations of fire engineering assessments with respect to building services and fire safety systems.

School Eng, Design & Built Env

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Equivalent Subjects LGYC 0661 - Building Fire Services

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program.

Assumed Knowledge

Building surveying, fire safety engineering and related disciplines.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. explain the operation of building fire services
  2. identify and apply the relevant standards for building fire services
  3. describe the relationship between fire brigade intervention and fire safety design
  4. assess the adequacy of building fire safety system designs

Subject Content

Building Fire Safety Systems
Smoke Hazard Management
Automatic Fire Detection
Fire Hydrants
Hose Reels and Extinguishers
Fire Sprinklers
Special Hazard Extinguishment
Warning, communication signage and lighting
Emergency Planning and Response
Environment in which Fire Brigade Intervention Model operates
The Fire Brigade Intervention Model
Fire Brigade Operations
Fire System Reliability
Fire awareness
Hazard reduction & performance based designs and servicing, maintenance and certification.

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Quiz 1 Short quiz with 10 multiple choice questions. 10 N Individual
Assignment 1. Essay and analytical. 1500 words 20 N Individual
Quiz 2 Short quiz with 10 multiple choice questions. 10 N Individual
Assignment 2. Essay and analytical. 3000 words. 40 N Individual
Assignment 3. Essay and analytical. 1500 words 20 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 2

Online

Online

Subject Contact Indika Wijesiri Pathirana Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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