A Description of the probabilistic and deterministic modelling used in FiRECAM

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TypeArticle
Journal titleInternational Journal on Engineering Performance-Based Fire Codes
ISSN1561-9559
Volume1
Issue1
Pages1826; # of pages: 9
SubjectRisk/cost assessment
AbstractTo support the introduction of performance-based building regulations in Canada in the 2003, the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is developing a computer fire risk-cost assessment model that can be used to assess both the expected risk to life to the occupants and the expected costs of fire protection and fire losses in a building. The computer model that is being developed at NRC is called FiRECAM<TM> (Fire Risk Evaluation and Cost Assessment Model). This paper gives a brief description of the probabilisitc and deterministic modelling concepts that are used in FiRECAM<TM> . In addition, the paper shows the results of its recent application to a six-storey Canadian federal government office building where the existing fire protection systems were being re-evaluated to see how they could be upgraded in a cost-effective manner to meet the current building code requirements.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number43092
9556
NPARC number20331217
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Record created2012-07-18
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