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Using Fire Models to Establish Performance Requirements for the Design of Buildings.


pdf icon Using Fire Models to Establish Performance Requirements for the Design of Buildings. (779 K)
Stroup, D. W.

NISTIR 6030; June 1997.

U.S./Japan Government Cooperative Program on Natural Resources (UJNR). Fire Research and Safety. 13th Joint Panel Meeting. Volume 1. March 13-20, 1996, Gaithersburg, MD, Beall, K. A., Editor(s), 89-96 pp, 1997.

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National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB97-184204

Keywords:

fire safety; fire research; fire models; building design; fire risk; risk assessment; methodology; risk management; fire risk assessment

Abstract:

Based on continuing research into fire phenomena, the General Services Administration (GSA) has developed a methodology for assessing building fire safety. Fire modeling together with product test data is used to identify fire safety risks and develop corrective actions. This methodology gives GSA the ability to develop performance-based fire protection requirements for each of its buildings. This paper describes recent cooperative work between GSA and the National Institute of Standards and Technology to enhance the GSA Fire Risk Assessment methodology. Efforts to develop a procedure for using small scale test data in place of full or medium scale tests are discussed. In addition, an actual fire experience is used to illustrate the successful application of the methodology.