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Document ID (ISN)101333
CIS number 03-368
ISSN - Serial title 0212-1050 - Mapfre seguridad
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Soria García-Ramos P.
Title Performance-based design for fire protection: The answer or the problem?
Original title Protección contra incendios basada en el cumplimiento de objetivos: ¿la solución o el problema? [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information 3rd Quarter 2002, Vol.22, No.87, p.17-21. Illus. 6 ref.
Abstract A new concept is on the point of being introduced into Spanish legislation concerning the protection of buildings against fire, that of performance-based design. This approach is carried out in parallel with the design based on legal requirements. This article describes the principles of this approach and analyses the advantages and disadvantages of this new objective, both from the standpoints of building design and building use and maintenance. It highlights the need of a change in thinking among all parties involved in the design, the management and use of a building.
Descriptors (primary) Spain; safety by design; fire protection; buildings
Descriptors (secondary) comment on directive; safety planning
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Fires