Fire Performance Analysis for Buildings , 2nd Edition


Language: Anglais
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A building fire is dynamic. A continually changing hostile fire environment influences time relationships that affect fire defenses and risks to people and building functions. The fire and fire defenses in each building interact with different sequences and in distinct ways. Risks are characterized by the building′s performance.

Significantly updated and restructured new edition

Fire Performance Analysis for Buildings, 2nd Edition organizes the complex interactions into an analytical framework to evaluate any building at any location built under any regulatory jurisdiction or era. Systematic, logical procedures evaluate individual component behavior and integrate results to understand holistic performance. The Interactive Performance Information (IPI) chart structures complex time–related interactions among the fire, fire defenses, and associated risks. Quantification uses state–of–the–art deterministic methods of fire safety engineering and fire science. Managing uncertainty is specifically addressed.

Key features:

  • Emphasizes fire performance analysis for new or existing buildings.
  • Augments fire dynamics calculation methods with qualitative methods to form a more complete understanding of the effects of hostile fire characteristics on building performance.
  • Describes fire ground operations for engineers with no fire service experience. An analysis evaluates ways in which the site and building design help or hinder manual fire suppression.
  • Establishes a transition from traditional structural requirements to modern calculation–based structural analysis and design for fire conditions. Structural concepts are described for non–structural engineers to enable the roles of each profession to be integrated into comprehensive performance evaluations.
  • Addresses techniques of managing uncertainty to improve understanding and communication with professionals of other disciplines.
  • Describes methods of risk management using information from the building′s performance analysis.

Fire Performance Analysis for Buildings, 2nd Edition has been completely restructured around a performance–based framework. Applications integrate traditional fire defenses with fire science and engineering to combine component performance with holistic performance.



1. Fire Performance and Buildings

2. Preliminary Organization

3. Tools of Analysis

4. An Introduction to IPI

5. Quantification

6. The Room Fire

7. The Room Fire: Qualitative Analysis

8. Beyond the Room of Origin

9. Smoke Analysis

10. The Diagnostic Fire

11. Fire Detection

12. Alarm: Action After Detection

13. Fire Department Extinguishment: Arrival

14. Fire Department Extinguishment: First Water (MA)

15. Fire Department Extinguishment: Control and Extinguishment

16. Automatic Sprinkler Suppression

17. The Composite Fire

18. Materials, Codes, Standards, Practices, and Performance

19. Concepts in Structural Analysis for Fire Conditions

20. Target Spaces and Smoke

21. Life Safety

22. Risk Characterizations

23. Fire Prevention

24. Fire Performance: Framework for Analysis

25. The Diagnostic Fire

26. Fire Detection

27. Fire Department Notification

28. Fire Department Extinguishment

29. Automatic Sprinkler Suppression

30. The Composite Fire

31. Structural Performance

32. Target Space Smoke Analysis

33. Life Safety Analysis

34. Prevent Established Burning

35. Understanding Uncertainty

36. Visual Thinking

37. Introduction to Risk Management

38. Analytical Foundations


A. Organizational Structure

B. Model Building