Benefits of Innovative, Less Flammable Products in an Era of Performance-Based Building and Fire Codes.
Benefits of Innovative, Less Flammable Products in an
Era of Performance-Based Building and Fire Codes.
Bukowski, R. W.
International Fire Safety Conference. Spring
Conference. Proceedings. Fire Retardant Chemicals
Association (FRCA). March 11-14, 2001, San Francisco,
CA, Fire Retardant Chemicals Assoc., Lancaster, PA,
107-113 pp, 2001.
performance based codes; building codes; fire codes;
building materials; flammability; life safety code;
Within the next decade, there will be great
opportunities for the marketing of products whose fire
performance exceeds current prescriptive standards.
Constructed facilities will be allowed to meet broad
safety objectives by a diverse array of approaches.
Within this new paradigm, it will become feasible to
utilize novel products whose functions transcend
traditional categories if their contribution to fire
hazard can be incorporated within determinations of
overall fire safety design. Thus there will be a premium
on NIST research into and FRCA members' development of
advanced techniques for providing building products of
low flammability and high functionality.