How to use fire risk assessment tools to evaluate performance-based designs

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ConferenceCIB 2004, World Building Congress: 02 May 2004, Toronto, Ontario
Pages111; # of pages: 11
SubjectRisk/cost assessment
AbstractPerformance-based regulations allow the designers and building officials the freedom to come up with innovative designs that will provide a level of safety that satisfies the objectives established by the regulations. Such innovative designs often lead to lower fire protection costs. The implementation of performance-based building regulations can be facilitated by the development of engineering tools that can help assess the overall fire safety performance of a building. This paper presents two fire risk assessment models, FIERAsystem and FiRECAM?, which can be used as equivalency and performance-compliance design tools for cost-effective fire safety designs. The paper also describes two case studies using these tools in order to demonstrate their utility in evaluating performance-based designs.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number38456
NPARC number20378517
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