International tunnel fire-safety design practices

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TypeArticle
Journal titleASHRAE Journal
Volume49
IssueAugust 8
Pages5060; # of pages: 11
Subjecttunnels, risk assessment, vulnerability; Tunnels
AbstractCatastrophic tunnel fires can cause not only loss of life and severe property damages, but can also leave the public with a lack of confidence in using such systems. Reliable, early fire detection in tunnels can reduce these impacts by allowing the timely activation of emergency response and of the emergency ventilation system. International collaboration for the harmonization of design guidelines has been taking place through groups like the Permanent International Association of Road Congresses (PIARC) and the International Union of Railways (UIC). This article presents progress made on the development of harmonized design guidelines.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number49696
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NPARC number20377187
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Record created2012-07-24
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