Assess the impact of fire on building materials

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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Research combustion process as it relates to different materials.

1.1. Processes and flame characteristics of combustion of solids, liquids and gases are identified and recorded from a research and analysis process.

1.2. Factors contributing to combustion are identified and recorded.

1.3. Endothermic and exothermic processes are researched and recorded.

1.4. Heat of combustion fuels is calculated without error.

1.5. Factors contributing to propagating flame front are analysed and recorded.

2. Analyse flammability of matter in different states.

2.1. Flammability in terms of fire triangle and fire tetrahedron theories is analysed and recorded.

2.2. Flammability of matter in physical states is examined and recorded.

2.3. Flammability in terms of upper and lower flammability limits is identified and recorded.

2.4. Factors contributing to the explosiveness of dusts are identified and recorded.

3. Identify conditions of burning at the fire point.

3.1. Limiting adiabatic flame temperature (LAFT) values are interpreted accurately.

3.2. Process of extinguishment related to the combustion process is analysed and recorded.

4. Record mechanisms of heat transfer during fire growth, development and spread.

4.1. Heat transfer factors in fire situations are identified and recorded.

4.2. Processes of self-induced heating are analysed and recorded.

4.3. Behaviour of fires in partially and fully enclosed compartments are observed and recorded.

4.4. Amount of smoke produced from a fire is calculated.

5. Record the behaviour of building materials subjected to extreme levels of heat.

5.1. Building materials are evaluated for fire safety and fire resistance levels are recorded.

5.2. Effect of fire on structural and non-structural elements is identified and recorded.

5.3. Effect of fire on plastic and textile materials is identified and recorded.

6. Devise the fire load of a building and describe the effect on the BCA classification and compartmentation.

6.1. Effect of building occupancy on potential fire load is calculated.

6.2. Factors that may increase the severity of a fire are researched and recorded.

6.3. Fire load, fire severity and general burning behaviour of materials are researched and recorded.

7. Report the requirements of fire resistance of building elements and forms of construction.

7.1. Fire resistance levels of building elements and forms of construction are researched and recorded.

7.2. Early fire hazard indices are applied to the BCA requirements.

7.3. Australian standards relating to fire testing of building materials and forms of construction are researched and recorded.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CPCCSV5009A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPC50509 - Diploma of Fire Systems Design
  • CPC60108 - Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying
  • CPC50108 - Diploma of Building Surveying