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Development of an Instructional Program for Practicing Engineers HAZARD I Users. Final Report. July 12, 1990.


pdf icon Development of an Instructional Program for Practicing Engineers HAZARD I Users. Final Report. July 12, 1990. (6094 K)
Barnett, J. R.; Beyler, C. L.

NIST GCR 90-580; 161 p. August 1990.

Sponsor:

National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

Available from:

National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB90-265315

Keywords:

computer models; fire statistics; hazard assessment; manuals; safety factors; training

Abstract:

With the release of HAZARD I, a prototype hazard assessment method and software, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has brought to the fire protection engineering community a new generation of hazard analysis capabilities. In order to help HAZARD I users benefit from the software, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has developed a five day short course. The short course emphasizes correct use of the software, and how to recognize misuse. The course has been offered three times to a broad range of students. In general, only those students with an engineering background were able to learn enough about the HAZARD I software to feel that they could continue to learn how to use the software on their own and eventually use it in practice. Nonetheless, virtually all of the students benefited from the course and found it a worthwhile experience.