Programmer's Manual for the Fire Safety Evaluation System Cost Minimizer Computer Program.
Programmer's Manual for the Fire Safety Evaluation
System Cost Minimizer Computer Program.
Chapman, R. E.; Hall, W. G.
NBSIR 83-2749; 98 p. July 1983.
Sponsor:Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB83-251447
building codes; fire safety; health care facilities;
hospitals; life safety; nursing homes
The Fire Safety Evaluation System Cost Minimizer
(FSESCM) computer program integrates engineering and
economic considerations with a linear programming
algorithm which permits the least-cost means of
upgrading health care facilities to compliance with the
Life Safety Code to be identified. A mathematical
discussion of the application problem is used to
introduce the basic philosophy behind the computer
program. Each routine is described with emphasis on
such topics as: (1) purpose; (2) calling sequence; (3)
common blocks used; and (4) reports produced. A series
of descriptive tables and a glossary are used to define
all reports and variables. A discussion of test results
and provisions for updating or modifying the source code
are also given. The program is written in FORTRAN and
complies with the ANSI X3.9-1978 software standard.