Part 1 (30%)
You are involved in design of an Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC, www.uclan.ac.uk/eic), which is planned as 7storey building for the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). The full opening of the new EIC building is planned in January 2018. It should be low carbon emissions building with a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating. Evaluate possible building construction methods and materials used.
Assessment credits on the following as the attached photo
- Health and wellbeing
- Land use
Describe possible strategies of design for fire safety, taking into consideration environmental and economic constraints on the building.
Make formal a conclusion and recommendations for development of sustainable construction nationally and internationally.
Part 2 (30%)
Analyse any 2 fires in buildings on the basis of information available on literature. All fire case studies should be for different countries (use UK and USA) for the last 5 years.
You are recommended to use any large- and medium-scale fire and explosion cases. You are expected to demonstrate your analytical skills applied to fire-related accidents in the built environment.
Discuss fire safety engineering issues of your case studies with reference to buildings of varying types and levels of occupancy. Provide your opinion on lessons learned from your case studies and your possible recommendations how to prevent possibilities of the similar fires in future. Make formal conclusion for your case studies.
Make sure to use two examples of such as a hotel or tower or school or hospital, not a house.
Explain nomenclature of halon and freon systems. Discuss environmental impacts of halons and reasons for halon replacement in fire protection engineering industry under the Montreal Protocol. What are exceptional cases when halon can be used? Give your views whether halon replacement was right decision on the international level.