Fire Safety Engineering in the Pursuit of Performance-Based Codes: Collected Papers.
Fire Safety Engineering in the Pursuit of
Performance-Based Codes: Collected Papers.
Bukowski, R. W.
NISTIR 5878; 111 p. October 1996.
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB96-114482
fire codes; life safety; performance codes; risk
assessment; fire safety; safety engineering; scenarios;
performance based codes
The technical and philosophical basis for
performance-based assessment of building fire
performance is reviewed. A strategy for the evolution
of a performance code is described. Current efforts
toward the development of performance codes in the U.S.
and Japan are reviewed. Recommendations for critical
steps necessary to advance the development and
acceptance of performance codes are presented. The
table of contents of the Japanese risk methodology for
assessing "Article 38 equivalencies" is included in an