The Delphi method - a complement to research

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Journal titleFire and Materials
Pages7679; # of pages: 4
Subjectfire safety; design criteria; fire loads; fire resistance; fire safety design; chance variables; optimization and formalization of decisions; fire resistance requirements assessment example; Fire
AbstractIn making fire safety decisions the designer often finds that some input variables concerning his problems are chance variables. As detailed statistical data are rarely available the designer must rely largely on his expert judgement. With the application of the Delphi method such decisions can be optimized and formalized. The essence of the Delphi method is described and its use illustrated through an example related to the assessment of fire resistance requirements.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number21013
NPARC number20378834
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Record created2012-07-24
Record modified2016-05-09
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