Chapter 21. Decision Making and Communication

  1. Robert W. Fitzgerald

Published Online: 19 MAY 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470863285.ch21

Building Fire Performance Analysis

Building Fire Performance Analysis

How to Cite

Fitzgerald, R. W. (2005) Decision Making and Communication, in Building Fire Performance Analysis, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470863285.ch21

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:

  • prescriptive building code;
  • code compliance;
  • potential fire defense alternatives;
  • rating system;
  • understanding building performance;
  • building and site features;
  • visualizing component dynamics;
  • rational decision making;
  • performance predictions and information

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Applications

  • The big picture

  • Prescriptive codes and performance

  • Risk management

  • Performance alternatives

  • Packaging alternatives

  • Summary