This guide provides resources to enforcement officials and others who may have to judge the adequacy of a performance‐based fire protection designs that are prepared to meet performance‐based codes, designs that are prepared as equivalencies to prescriptive‐based code requirements, and designs that are intended to meet objectives that exceed those contained in a code or standard (e.g. business interruption, protection of contents, etc.) The intent of this guide is to identify the type of items that an enforcement official should consider when reviewing a performance‐based design.
The following topics are discussed in the guide: roles and responsibilities of design team members, review process, review options available to code officials, identification of designs fire scenarios, reviewing design documents, change of use/bounding conditions, managing changes to the design, and much more.
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