Fire engineering: Testing, principles and practice quiz

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Please answer the following 5 multiple choice questions, then click 'submit' to check the result. The pass mark for a CPD certificate is 4 out of 5, 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 engineering: Testing, principles and practice

The lessons of the Cardington fire tests can be applied to what types of building?

All multi-storey buildings
All multi-storey steel framed buildings
Multi-storey, steel framed composite steel deck buildings
Post tensioned flat slab buildings

Which of the following statements regarding the process of carrying out a time equivalence calculation is/are correct?

The time equivalent, in minutes, calculated using the equation in PD 6688 should be accepted as the fire resistance period for the building
A sensitivity assessment based on possible variations in key parameters should be carried out to determine if significant changes in the result are possible
The fire resistance period selected for the building should always be based on conservative assumptions
None of the above

Which of the following statements applies to the Cardington fire tests?

The beams were unprotected but the columns were protected
The temperatures in the fires were generally greater than those measured in fires in other buildings
There was no structural collapse
All of the above

Which of the following reflects advice on structural fire precautions given in Approved Document B?

Buildings over 30 metres in height must have a life safety sprinkler system
Periods of fire resistance for buildings depend on building height and occupancy
The highest period of fire resistance in the Approved Document is 90 minutes
Periods of fire resistance are a function of floor area

Which of the following is/are correct?

A standard fire test is an accurate representation of what is likely to happen in a real fire in a real building
A standard fire test is probably more severe than any fire which is likely to occur in a real building
A standard fire test is carried out on isolated elements of construction
All of the above