Designers option: fire resistance or ventilation

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ConferencePreprint Papers. 6th CIB Congr. The Impact of Research on the Built Environment: 03 October 1974, Budapest, Hungary
Pages277282; # of pages: 6
Subjectfire safety; ventilation; Performance of:
AbstractThe inadequacy of the conventional philosophy underlying fire safety provisions is discussed. The characteristics of compartment fires are outlined and three "fire severity parameters" introduced. These parameters are shown to depend primarily on the fire load and compartment ventilation. A new "defensive design approach" is suggested which, if followed from the early stages of architectural design, will result in a higher degree of fire safety and often also in considerable savings in building costs.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number14746
NPARC number20374758
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