Fire Safety Evaluation System (FSES) for Business Occupancies Software (ver 1.0 for Windows (R)) User's Manual. A Windows (R) Implementation of the FSES Found in Chapter 7 of NFPA 101A 1995 Edition.
Fire Safety Evaluation System (FSES) for Business
Occupancies Software (ver 1.0 for Windows (R)) User's
Manual. A Windows (R) Implementation of the FSES Found
in Chapter 7 of NFPA 101A 1995 Edition.
Hughes Associates, Incorporated
NIST GCR 00-794; PB2001-104055; 63 p. July 2000.
Sponsor:National Institute of Standards and Technology,
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computer programs; Fire Safety Evaluation System; life
safety code; NFPA 101
This manual is designed to familiarize users with the
PC-based Computerized Fire Safety Evaluation System
(FSES) for Business Occupancies (Version 1.0). This
initial version of the PC-based FSES for Business
Occupancies is a direct translation of the methodology
contained in NFPA 101A, Guide on Alternative Approaches
to Life Safety (1995 ed.), but with user enhancements.
Future versions of this program will incorporate
specific fire hazard calculation methods and fire risk
elements to permit risk/benefit analysis of existing and
planned office or business occupancies. Program
development was sponsored by the General Services
Administration and the National Institute of Standards
and Technology's Building and Fire Research Laboratory.
The development was performed by Hughes Associates, Inc.
under grant from NIST. This effort is part of a broad
based technology development program underway at NIST to
develop performance/risk based methods for integration
of fire protection equivalency into building design and
evaluation. The methodology in this PC-based FSES is
intended for use in comparing levels of safety which
differ from the specified requirements in the NFPA 101
Life Safety Code. Results are presented in terms of
relative equivalence to the Life Safety Code. It is
assumed that the user has a working knowledge of both
the NFPA 101 Life Safety Code and NFPA 101A. In
addition, rudimentary knowledge of the Microsoft Windows
(TM) environment and conventions are required.