Building design and the fire hazard

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Journal titleWood Fiber
Pages127144; # of pages: 18
Subjectfire hazards; architectural design; fire safety; fire spread; smoke controls; building codes; building design; fire protection; fire safety; building codes; Fire; risque d'incendie; amenagement (architecture); securite incendie; developpement du feu; regulateur de fumee; code du batiment
AbstractBuilding codes cover only the minimum requirements for fire safety and leave ample room for the expertise and conscience of the building designer. Providing life safety starts with securing conditions under which sufficient time is left for the occupants to escape from an incipient fire. It also involves measures that reduce the probability of exposure of the occupants to smoke and ensure their evacuation from the fire-stricken area. The safety of both life and property is served by ensuring the structural integrity of all key elements of the building even in spreading fires, but at the same time employing all available techniques to confine the fire to its place of origin.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number17038
NPARC number20379015
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Record created2012-07-24
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