The impact of fire safety engineering and performance based regulations on the approval process for fire safety in buildings

J C Clampett, P J Edwards, Ronald WEBBER

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    Abstract

    Building regulations are in a state of transition, from a traditionally prescriptive approach, to performance based regulations. Fire regulations for buildings are still predominantly prescriptively applied but there is an international move to performance based design and regulation. The use of performance regulations will mean that the regulatory authorities will need to come to terms with a new way of assessing the suitability of proposals for approval. As a result of research involving a literature review and interviews with approval authorities in Australia and internationally, issues relating to the use of fire engineering, performance based regulations and computer models are raised and explored. Implications for the approval authorities include the need for appropriate expertise of the approval authorities, lack of data, performance levels and verification methods, providing faster and cheaper approvals, science setting the level of fire safety and litigation. One of the principle objectives in undertaking research into fire is to improve the fire safety provisions in building regulations. There are problems in relation to the transition of fire research outcomes into the building regulations
    LanguageEnglish
    Title of host publicationFire science and technology
    Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the third Asia-Oceania Symposium, Singapore, June 10-12, 1998
    EditorsChing Chi Bun, Shinichi Sugahara
    Place of PublicationSingapore
    PublisherAsia-Oceania Symposium on Fire Science and Technology
    Pages553-561
    Number of pages9
    Edition3rd
    ISBN (Print)9789810404018
    Publication statusPublished - 1988
    EventFire science and technology: the third Asia-Oceania Symposium, Singapore, June 10-12, 1998 - Hotel New Otani Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
    Duration: 10 Jun 1998 → …

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    ConferenceFire science and technology
    CountrySingapore
    CitySingapore
    Period10/06/98 → …

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    Clampett, J. C., Edwards, P. J., & WEBBER, R. (1988). The impact of fire safety engineering and performance based regulations on the approval process for fire safety in buildings. In C. C. Bun, & S. Sugahara (Eds.), Fire science and technology: proceedings of the third Asia-Oceania Symposium, Singapore, June 10-12, 1998 (3rd ed., pp. 553-561). Singapore: Asia-Oceania Symposium on Fire Science and Technology.
    Clampett, J C ; Edwards, P J ; WEBBER, Ronald. / The impact of fire safety engineering and performance based regulations on the approval process for fire safety in buildings. Fire science and technology: proceedings of the third Asia-Oceania Symposium, Singapore, June 10-12, 1998. editor / Ching Chi Bun ; Shinichi Sugahara. 3rd. ed. Singapore : Asia-Oceania Symposium on Fire Science and Technology, 1988. pp. 553-561
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    The impact of fire safety engineering and performance based regulations on the approval process for fire safety in buildings. / Clampett, J C; Edwards, P J; WEBBER, Ronald.

    Fire science and technology: proceedings of the third Asia-Oceania Symposium, Singapore, June 10-12, 1998. ed. / Ching Chi Bun; Shinichi Sugahara. 3rd. ed. Singapore : Asia-Oceania Symposium on Fire Science and Technology, 1988. p. 553-561.

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    Clampett JC, Edwards PJ, WEBBER R. The impact of fire safety engineering and performance based regulations on the approval process for fire safety in buildings. In Bun CC, Sugahara S, editors, Fire science and technology: proceedings of the third Asia-Oceania Symposium, Singapore, June 10-12, 1998. 3rd ed. Singapore: Asia-Oceania Symposium on Fire Science and Technology. 1988. p. 553-561