Cost-effective fire-safety retrofits for Canadian government office buildings

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TypeArticle
Journal titleInternational Journal on Engineering Performance-Based Fire Codes
Volume1
Issue3
Pages123128; # of pages: 6
SubjectRisk/cost assessment
AbstractThe risk-cost assessment model FiRBCAMTM was used to identify cost-effective fire safetyoptions for upgrading eight Canadian government office buildings. Based on the results ofthe model, a number of cost-effective upgrade options were identified that could save atotal of $1.2 million Canadian, without lowering the levels of life safety in these eightbuildings from the levels intended by the building code. In this paper, the results ofapplying FiRBCAMTM to one of the eight buildings are described to illustrate the approachused to identify cost-effective fire safety upgrade options. A similar approach was used toidentify cost-effective upgrade options for the other buildings.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NotePreviously published in Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Engineering Performance-Based Fire Codes, Hong Kong, p. 58-66.
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number42494
9149
NPARC number20331272
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Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2016-05-09
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