Structural fire engineering of unusual steel structures quiz


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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Structural fire engineering of unusual steel structures

At the D. Y. Patil School of Management, critical elements were defined as being those which ''were critical for more than one floor and overall building stability''. What additional assessments were identified as having been carried out on these critical elements?

The analysis included extreme fires
The analysis included assessment of the consequences of thermal elongation
The analysis included the impact of a localised fire at 1000°C for 20 minutes
All of the above

Which one of the following best describes the fire scenarios that were assessed as being likely to cause the greatest threat to the stability of the atrium structure at the ME Hotel?

Sprinklered global fire
Unsprinklered global fire
Sprinklered localised fires
Unsprinklered localised fires

Which of the following were part of the process of structural response modelling at the ME Hotel in London?

Define the design fire
Calculate the heat transfer of the structure
Calculate the response of the structure at the elevated temperature
All of the above

Which of the following statements is consistent with the approach taken by Buro Happold FEDRA in their assessment of the fire protection requirements for external steelwork at the D. Y. Patil School of Management?

Use the external steelwork approach given in the Eurocodes
Carry out a small range of assessments for what were judged to be representative combinations of structural arrangement, compartments and ventilation conditions
Carry out a large range of assessments to take into account different structural elements, different compartments and different ventilation conditions
Take into account the possible draught and wind conditions

Which of the following were the drivers for the decision to undertake a fire safety engineering approach at the D. Y . Patil School of Management?

The use of bare, unprotected steel had to be shown to be safe
The fire resistance requirements in the National Building Code appeared to be unduly onerous compared to international norms.
Ensuring the stability of the unusual structural framing option in a fire
All of the above