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International Activities for Developing Performance-Based Fire Codes.

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Bukowski, R. W.

CIB W14/96/1 (J);

Building Research Institute. Fire Safety Design of Buildings and Fire Safety Engineering. Mini-Symposium. June 12, 1995, Tsukuba, Japan, IV/1-3 pp, 1995.


fire safety; safety engineering; building design; fire codes; acceptance criteria; alternative design; code equivalency; fire models; performance evaluation; regulations; safety factors


The purpose of this paper is to review the status of current activities associated with the development of performance-based fire codes in various countries across the globe, as well as the coordinated activities of international standardization and pre-standardization research in this field. Every attempt was made to include the latest developments but some activities in individual countries that do not participate in international conferences or standards activities may have been overlooked.