Fire and Steel Construction Webinar 2015 quiz

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Please answer the following 10 multiple choice questions, then click 'submit' to check the result. The pass mark for a CPD certificate is 8 out of 10, and you may retake the quiz as many times as you wish, but the questions will vary! Please note that one, two, three or all of the possible answers presented for each question may be right, and to gain a mark for that question all correct answers must be identified.

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Fire and steel construction

Which of the following is not considered a major risk factor in fire in BS 9999, the new British Standard published to provide an alternative approach to the design of fire precautions in buildings to those in Government published documents?

Whether the occupants of the building are familiar with their surroundings.
Whether the occupants of the building are likely to be asleep
Where there is likely to be a fire station nearby
The height of the building

Which form of fire protection is most commonly used to fire protect structural steelwork for buildings off-site?

Boards
Sprays
Thin film intumescent coatings
Flexible blankets

How does an element of construction demonstrate that it can perform a fire resisting function if required?

Through trial and error in real building fires
Through a detailed theoretical study
Via a fire test carried out in accordance with a standard acceptable in the country in which that element is to be used
Via tests carried out in the manufacturer’s own furnaces

Which of the following describes the building at Cardington in which the major fire test programme was carried out between 1994 and 2003?

Non-composite steel frame with precast planks
Steel frame with Slimdek floors
Steel frame with composite steel deck floors
Post tensioned flat slab

Fire protection thickness is a function of the section factor of the beam or column. Which of these statements are correct?

The section factor is the cross sectional area in square metres divided by the heated perimeter in metres.
The section factor is the heated perimeter in metres divided by the cross sectional area in square metres.
Short stocky sections will typically have higher section factors than tall, skinny sections.
Fire protection thickness decreases as section factor decreases.

The most widely used source of information for the design of fire precautions in buildings in England is?

Technical Handbook 2
Approved Document B
Technical Booklet E
BS 9999

Fire protection thickness can be specified on the basis of default critical temperatures. However, it can also be specified as a function of what other parameters?

Critical temperatures based on the member utilisation
The section factor of the member
The steel grade
All of the above

Use of the advanced methods of structural fire engineering developed from the Cardington fire tests will usually lead to what?

No fire protection on the beams or columns
No fire protection on any of the beams
No fire protection on most of the secondary beams
Reduced fire protection on the secondary beams.

Which of the following are commonly used to provide fire protection of structural beams and columns in the UK?

Boards
Sprays
Thin film intumescent coatings
Reinforced concrete between the flanges

Which of the following statements are correct?

Fire safety engineering can provide an alternative approach to fire safety to that given in Government published documents such as Approved Document B.
For some buildings, the provisions of documents such as Approved Document B for the design of fire precautions are inadequate and a fire safety engineering approach must be used.
For some buildings, the provisions of documents such as Approved Document B for the design of fire precautions may not be adequate and a fire safety engineering approach may be the only viable way to a satisfactory standard of fire safety.
Fire safety engineering has wide applications in finding solutions to particular problems in the design of fire precautions