Performance-Based Fire Safety Design demonstrates how fire science can be used to solve fire protection problems in the built environment. It also provides an understanding of the performance-based design process, deterministic and risk-based analysis techniques, development of design fire scenarios, trial design development and analysis, and building life-cycle management.
Develop a Strategy That Meets the Fire Safety Goals for a Building
addressed include designing to protect people from fire, design of
detection systems, smoke control systems and structural fire resistance,
addressing computational and design uncertainty, and fire testing to
support design development or evaluation.
Identifies key attributes of performance-based design
Reviews the advantages and disadvantages of performance-based design over specification-based prescriptive design
Provides a series of steps offering a framework/process for performance-based design
Performance-Based Fire Safety Design
focuses on the development and application of performance-based fire
safety design approaches. Written by leading experts in the field, this
text addresses the unique features and uses of a building and helps you
gain a better understanding of how a building will perform in the event
of a fire.
(Hardbound, 203 pp., 2015)