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Principles of Fire Risk Assessment in Buildings

Principles of Fire Risk Assessment in Buildings

Complete with illustrations, techniques, and different scenarios this is one book you won’t want to miss out on!

Price: $105.99
Product Code/ISBN: 9780470854020
Year: 2009
Publisher: Wiley


There is always the risk of a fire and with Principles of Fire Risk Assessment in Buildings you can not only read about fire risk assessment tips and principles, but you can start to develop your own methods at spotting fire risks.  This incredible book will help you read about and see the different scenarios that are present in your day to day life that can potentially pose a fire risk.  Complete with illustrations, techniques, and different scenarios this is one book you won’t want to miss out on!

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. What is Fire Risk Assessment

Overview
What is Fire Risk Assessment
Summary
Review Questions
References

3. Fire Risk Assessment Based on Past Fire Experience

Overview
Based on Past Fire Experience
Based on Fire Incident Data
Summary
Review Questions
References

4.  Qualitative Fire Risk Assessment
Overview
Risk Matrix
Checklist Method
Event-Tree Method
Summary
Review Questions
References

5. Quantitative Fire Risk Assessment
Overview
Risk Indexing
Checklist Method
Event-Tree Methods
Summary
Review Questions
References

6. Fundamental Approach to Fire Risk Assessment

7. Fire Growth Scenarios
Overview
Compartment Fire Characteristics
Fire Model Input and Output Parameters
Design Fires
Automatic Fire Suppression to Control Fire Growth
Summary
Review Questions
References

8. Fire Spread Probabilities
Overview
Fire Resistant Construction
Probability of Failure
Fire Spread Probabilities
Summary
Review Questions
References

9. Smoke Spread Scenarioes
Overview
Smoke Spread Characteristics and Modeling
Smoke Control Systems to Clear Smoke in Evacuation Routes
Summary
Review Questions
References

10. Occupant Evacuation Scenarios
Overview
Occupant Evacuation Characteristics and Modeling
Occupant Safety Measures to Expedite Occupant Response and Evacuation
Summary
Review Questions
References

11. Fire Department Response
Overview
Fire Department Response Time and Resources
Occupant Fatality and Property Loss Modeling
Fire Protection Measures to Provide Effective Occupant Rescue and Fire Extinguishment Efforts
Summary
Review Questions
References

12. Uncertainty Considerations
Overview
What are the Uncertainties
Treatment of Uncertainty
Summary
Review Questions
References

13. Fire Risk Management
Overview
Fire Risk Management
Alternative Fire Safety Designs
Impact of Inspection and Maintenance on System Reliability
Impact of Evacuation Drills on Early Occupant Response and Evacuation
Summary
Review Questions
References
 

 

Index