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Safety in Case of Fire - The Effect of Changing Regulations

Lundin, Johan LU (2005) In Department of Fire Safety Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University 1032.
Abstract
In this doctoral thesis some fundamental problems concerning society's ability to control the safety in buildings in the case of fire by issuing performance-based building regulations are identified and analysed. Fire protection documentation from forty-six projects was studied, together with a detailed analysis of the Swedish building regulations and an extensive risk analysis of a class of buildings. The results show that there is a lack of regulation and guidance on how to perform verification, which leads to arbitrary design decisions. It can be questioned whether the approach taken by many practitioners today is sufficient to fulfil the requirements laid out in the building regulations, that is society's demand for fire safety. Few... (More)
In this doctoral thesis some fundamental problems concerning society's ability to control the safety in buildings in the case of fire by issuing performance-based building regulations are identified and analysed. Fire protection documentation from forty-six projects was studied, together with a detailed analysis of the Swedish building regulations and an extensive risk analysis of a class of buildings. The results show that there is a lack of regulation and guidance on how to perform verification, which leads to arbitrary design decisions. It can be questioned whether the approach taken by many practitioners today is sufficient to fulfil the requirements laid out in the building regulations, that is society's demand for fire safety. Few tools are available to address these issues in a practical way. This thesis presents a procedure for verification and suggests general quality demands for verification as a means of addressing these issues. (Less)
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author
supervisor
opponent
  • Professor Ale, Ben, Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands
organization
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type
Thesis
publication status
published
subject
keywords
Technological sciences, verification, risk analysis, uncertainty, prescriptive, risk control, building regulation, Performance-based, fire safety engineering, Teknik, Building construction, Byggnadsteknik
in
Department of Fire Safety Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University
volume
1032
pages
446 pages
publisher
Department of Fire Safety Engineering and Systems Safety, Lund University
defense location
Room V:A, V-building, John Ericssons väg 1, Lund Institute of Technology
defense date
2005-12-15 13:15
external identifiers
  • other:ISRN: LUTVDG/TVBB--1032--SE
ISSN
1102-8246
ISBN
91-628-6679-6
language
English
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yes
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728481df-9ca4-4e99-84d3-6f787190f046 (old id 24644)
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2007-06-01 07:55:02
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2016-09-19 08:44:58
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  abstract     = {In this doctoral thesis some fundamental problems concerning society's ability to control the safety in buildings in the case of fire by issuing performance-based building regulations are identified and analysed. Fire protection documentation from forty-six projects was studied, together with a detailed analysis of the Swedish building regulations and an extensive risk analysis of a class of buildings. The results show that there is a lack of regulation and guidance on how to perform verification, which leads to arbitrary design decisions. It can be questioned whether the approach taken by many practitioners today is sufficient to fulfil the requirements laid out in the building regulations, that is society's demand for fire safety. Few tools are available to address these issues in a practical way. This thesis presents a procedure for verification and suggests general quality demands for verification as a means of addressing these issues.},
  author       = {Lundin, Johan},
  isbn         = {91-628-6679-6},
  issn         = {1102-8246},
  keyword      = {Technological sciences,verification,risk analysis,uncertainty,prescriptive,risk control,building regulation,Performance-based,fire safety engineering,Teknik,Building construction,Byggnadsteknik},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {446},
  publisher    = {Department of Fire Safety Engineering and Systems Safety, Lund University},
  school       = {Lund University},
  series       = {Department of Fire Safety Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University},
  title        = {Safety in Case of Fire - The Effect of Changing Regulations},
  volume       = {1032},
  year         = {2005},
}