FIERAsystem: a fire risk assessment tool to evaluate fire safety in buildings and large spaces

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ConferenceThird Mediterranean Combustion Symposium: 08 June 2003, Marrakech, Morocco
Pages17; # of pages: 7
SubjectRisk/cost assessment
AbstractA number of countries have changed, or plan to change their building regulations from prescriptive-based to performance-based. A performance-based code approach establishes clear objectives and safety criteria and leaves the means of achieving these objectives to the designer. This allows for flexibility, innovation and functionality in the design, and may achieve improved fire safety designs at reduced costs. To take full advantage of the opportunities offered by these codes, the fire safety community has recognized that, in a performance-based code environment, there is a need for tools that will facilitate the evaluation of fire safety designs to determine whether or not they satisfy the established objectives. One such tool is FIERAsystem (FIre Evaluation and Risk Assessment system), which is being developed at the National Research Council of Canada, to evaluate fire protection systems in light industrial buildings.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number46270
NPARC number20378478
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