|Document ID (ISN)||101333|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0212-1050 - Mapfre seguridad
|Convention or series no.
||Soria García-Ramos P.
||Performance-based design for fire protection: The answer or the problem?
||Protección contra incendios basada en el cumplimiento de objetivos: ¿la solución o el problema? [in Spanish]|
||3rd Quarter 2002, Vol.22, No.87, p.17-21. Illus. 6 ref.
||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.
||Spain; safety by design; fire protection; buildings
||comment on directive; safety planning
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Spain|
||Fire and explosions
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards