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Fire Safety Engineering in the Pursuit of Performance-Based Codes: Collected Papers.


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Bukowski, R. W.

NISTIR 5878; 111 p. October 1996.

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National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB96-114482

Keywords:

fire codes; life safety; performance codes; risk assessment; fire safety; safety engineering; scenarios; performance based codes

Abstract:

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 appendix.