International Activities for Developing Performance-Based Fire Codes.
International Activities for Developing
Performance-Based Fire Codes.
Bukowski, R. W.
CIB W14/96/1 (J);
Building Research Institute. Fire Safety Design of
Buildings and Fire Safety Engineering. Mini-Symposium.
June 12, 1995, Tsukuba, Japan, IV/1-3 pp, 1995.
fire safety; safety engineering; building design; fire
codes; acceptance criteria; alternative design; code
equivalency; fire models; performance evaluation;
regulations; safety factors
The purpose of this paper is to review the status of
current activities associated with the development of
performance-based fire codes in various countries across
the globe, as well as the coordinated activities of
international standardization and pre-standardization
research in this field. Every attempt was made to
include the latest developments but some activities in
individual countries that do not participate in
international conferences or standards activities may
have been overlooked.