Chapter 1. Understanding, Deciding, Communicating

  1. Robert W. Fitzgerald

Published Online: 19 MAY 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470863285.ch1

Building Fire Performance Analysis

Building Fire Performance Analysis

How to Cite

Fitzgerald, R. W. (2004) Understanding, Deciding, Communicating, in Building Fire Performance Analysis, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470863285.ch1

Author Information

  1. Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAY 2005
  2. Published Print: 26 MAY 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470863268

Online ISBN: 9780470863282

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Keywords:

  • building fire safety;
  • fire performance evaluations;
  • modern building code;
  • Uniform Building Code (UBC);
  • prescriptive code system;
  • code-complying building;
  • building performance evaluations;
  • basic and detailed understanding;
  • sensitivity investigation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The destination

  • Codes and standards

  • Routine practices

  • A way of thinking

  • Evaluation levels

  • Applications

  • Road map

  • References