875319 Fire safety

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Fornather, Jochen
Offered in
Wintersemester 2021/22
Languages of instruction


- Fire actions on timber buildings

- Timber Parameters in fire situations

- Requirements of fire safety (Construction Product Directive, building laws, standards)

- Methods of fire safety (active fire fighting, preventative tasks)

- Testing of the fire behaviour of timber (material + structural member)

- Verification of the fire behaviour of timber constructions by calculation

- Examples of existing timber buildings

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

For a Flammable construction material like timber fire safety is an important requirement for the design and construction of buildings. The student will learn this decisive knowledge about the right use of timber in building and industrial construction, which is an important tool in the daily work for every engineer.
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