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Structure loadings and fire safety (5 cr)

Code: RA00DW39-3005

General information


06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022


29.08.2022 - 19.12.2022


5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages

  • Finnish


5 - 30

Degree programmes

  • Degree Programme in Industrial Wood Construction


  • Marko Voutilainen
  • Vertti Vallenius

Responsible person

Marko Voutilainen

Student groups

  • PRSA21SP
    Industrial Wood Construction, full-time studies


You can both evaluate loads on structures and their combinations and determine building loads in conventional sizing cases.
You know the regulations and instructions for fire safety in construction.
You can apply regulations and instructions in the construction process.


Core content
What are the criteria for the reliability of structures?
What are the usual loads of structures?
What are load combinations?

What are the fire loads?
What are the fire classes and compartments in buildings?
What are the means to limit the ignition and development of a fire?

Complementary knowledge
How are loads brought on the foundations?
How are loads divided into multi-span structures?

How to prevent the spread of fire to other buildings?
How to ensure the preservation of structures of load-bearing capacity in case of fire?
What is functional fire design?

Specialist knowledge
What are loads in an accident situation?
What are the probabilities of loads and load combinations?

How to ensure exit in the event of a fire?
How to inform the authorities in the event of a fire?
What type of fire-fighting equipment is in use?

Evaluation scale