Performance criteria used in fire safety design

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/S0926-5805(98)00096-X
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TypeArticle
Journal titleAutomation in Construction
Volume8
Issue4
Pages489501; # of pages: 13
AbstractThis paper presents the performance criteria that are currently used by fire protection engineers in designing fire safety systems in buildings. These include deterministic and probabilistic design criteria as well as safety factors. The deterministic criteria relate mainly to life safety levels, fire growth and spread levels, fire exposure and structural performance. The probabilistic criteria focus on the incident severity and incident likelihood. Finally, the inclusion of safety factors permits a conservative design and allows for a smaller margin of error due to uncertainty in the models and the input data.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number40662
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NPARC number20338290
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Record created2012-07-19
Record modified2016-05-09
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