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Master an Approach Based on Fire Safety Goals, Fire Scenarios, and the Assessment of Design Alternatives Performance-Based Fire Safety Design demonstrates how fire science can be used to solve fire protection problems in the built environment. It also provides an understanding of the performance-based design process, deterministic and risk-based analysis techniques, development of design fire scenarios, trial design development and analysis, and building lifecycle management. Develop a Strategy That Meets the Fire Safety Goals for a Building Topics addressed include designing to protect people from fire, design of detection systems, smoke control systems and structural fire resistance, addressing computational and design uncertainty, and fire testing to support design development or evaluation. Identifies key attributes of performance-based design Reviews the advantages and disadvantages of performance-based design over specification-based prescriptive design Provides a series of steps offering a framework/process for performance-based design Performance-Based Fire Safety Design focuses on the development and application of performance-based fire safety design approaches. Written by leading experts in the field, this text addresses the unique features and uses of a building and helps you gain a better understanding of how a building will perform in the event of a fire.
Prepared by the Fire Protection Committee of the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE Performance-Based Design of Structural Steel for Fire Conditions presents a new method developed to improve the design of structural steel for fire conditions. New fire building codes have been adopted in North America, and this method simplifies the performance-based design approach. This manual is written only for two-dimensional thermal responses of structural steel to fires. Main topics include mathematical modeling, predicting time-temperature relationships, calculating the critical temperature in structural steel, fire resistance ratings, and maximum temperatures for suspended ceilings. The new method presented in this manual will be invaluable for anyone involved in structural engineering, fire safety, and construction engineering. Owners and managers of buildings will also greatly benefit.
Research-based reports on fire safety engineering and design of buildings and other structures.
Major events—notably the Broadgate fire in London, New York’s World Trade Center collapse, and the Windsor Tower fire in Madrid—as well as the enlightening studies at the Cardington fire research project have given international prominence to performance-based structural fire engineering. As a result, structural fire engineering has increasingly attracted the interest not only of fire and structural engineers but also of researchers and students. And studies in recent years have generated a vast number of findings. Performance-Based Fire Engineering of Structures summarizes the latest knowledge on performance-based approaches to structural fire engineering, enabling readers to critically assess research in the field. Whereas most recent books have been mainly concerned with dissemination of principles encapsulated in established codes of practice such as the Eurocodes, this work addresses in depth: Global structural behaviour and modelling Progressive collapse of structures in fire and the importance of connection robustness The integrity of compartmentation in fire Structural fire engineering under realistic fire conditions and its implications for material properties The limitations of research results and design methods The unexploited potential for advanced fire engineering design This authoritative book draws on the work of internationally active researchers who were core members of the European Network project’s COST C26 working group on fire resistance. It helps readers develop a thorough understanding of how to use advanced fire engineering design to improve structural safety and reduce construction costs.
From the December 1998 symposium of the same name come 11 contributions which explore the role ASTM (an international developer of technical and materials standards) can play in the propagation of performance-based fire codes and standards in the United States and Canada (codes and standards already
Although sufficient detail is provided for the reader to gain an understanding of the fundamental principles behind the various codes, fire safety analysis methods, and fire safety design methods in use or in development as of July 1996, it is highly recommended that the reference documents be consulted for more detailed information. This report is a reprint of a document originally published by the Society of Fire Protection Engineers in August 1996. Although minor editorial modifications have been made, no updates have been included to reflect those advances in the areas of performance-based codes and fire safety design methods that have been made since 1996.
Around the world, prescriptive building codes and fire safety standards are increasingly being replaced or supplemented by performance-based standards. This book discusses the implications in the industry to provide increased design flexibility, lower costs, improved safety, and even enhanced global trade. The building fire performance evaluation procedures described in this book can be used with any code, standard, or regulatory requirements. The key feature of this publication is its aid to professionals who work in the building and other such industries to make better decisions concerning fire performance and to communicate more effectively with professionals in other disciplines working in this area.
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