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Simplified Design for Building Fire Safety. Parker/Ambrose Series of Simplified Design Guides

  • ID: 2220343
  • Book
  • November 1993
  • Region: Global
  • 344 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Organized into three sections, it begins with the phenomena of fire followed by the principles of design by which one develops a defense against fire disaster in buildings. Lastly, it deals with the hardware of fire control, communication and extinguishment. A thorough analysis of building code criteria regarding fire safety is included. Each chapter features study aids along with questions and answers.
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESSES: HOW FIRES WORK.

Fire Phenomenon in Buildings.

Effects of Fire.

SOFT TECHNOLOGIES: DESIGN PRINCIPLES FOR FIRE SAFETY.

Design Strategies.

Major Occupancy Classifications.

Defining Construction Types.

Design Guides for Major Occupancy Types.

Exits and Egress.

HARD TECHNOLOGIES: CONSTRUCTION COMPONENTS OF FIRE SAFETY.

Passive Construction Components.

Active Construction Components.

Appendices.

Glossary of Fire Terms.

Bibliography.

Index.
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James Patterson
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