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Exploring Potential Problems Causing the Final Implemented Design to Deviate in a Performance Based Fire Safety Design Approach

Arora, Hanish LU (2014) In LUTVDG/TVBB VBRM05 20141
Division of Fire Safety Engineering
Abstract
The fire protection engineering is primarily about the design of fire protection systems based on identified fire risks in a building. The design process comprises of three main stages i.e. conceptual design stage, construction/implementation stage and final implemented design which is the end product. Sometimes the final implemented design deviates from either the defined goals and objectives, or conceptual design or fire risk assessment. The literature reviews and interviews conducted for the various Swedish fire safety professionals in this thesis, helped to identify the potential reasons which lead to this deviation. The results from the two methods established that the possible major reasons causing this deviation are disassociation... (More)
The fire protection engineering is primarily about the design of fire protection systems based on identified fire risks in a building. The design process comprises of three main stages i.e. conceptual design stage, construction/implementation stage and final implemented design which is the end product. Sometimes the final implemented design deviates from either the defined goals and objectives, or conceptual design or fire risk assessment. The literature reviews and interviews conducted for the various Swedish fire safety professionals in this thesis, helped to identify the potential reasons which lead to this deviation. The results from the two methods established that the possible major reasons causing this deviation are disassociation of fire risk assessment in design during different stages, lack of justification in application of assumptions and data, problems in sub-system interactions, lack of expertise in monitoring, problems in verification process etc. A review of the new Swedish building regulation on performance based design approach identified that the new regulation have been able to address some of the identified problems like verification process etc. causing deviation in the final design. But still lot more comprehensive research and guidance is required in the areas of sub-system interactions, monitoring during the design implementation etc. (Less)
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author
Arora, Hanish LU
supervisor
organization
course
VBRM05 20141
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Performance Based Fire Protection Engineering Design, Fire Risk Assessment, Fire Safety Design
publication/series
LUTVDG/TVBB
report number
5456
ISSN
1402-3504
language
English
id
4522705
date added to LUP
2014-06-27 11:49:31
date last changed
2014-06-27 11:49:31
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  abstract     = {The fire protection engineering is primarily about the design of fire protection systems based on identified fire risks in a building. The design process comprises of three main stages i.e. conceptual design stage, construction/implementation stage and final implemented design which is the end product. Sometimes the final implemented design deviates from either the defined goals and objectives, or conceptual design or fire risk assessment. The literature reviews and interviews conducted for the various Swedish fire safety professionals in this thesis, helped to identify the potential reasons which lead to this deviation. The results from the two methods established that the possible major reasons causing this deviation are disassociation of fire risk assessment in design during different stages, lack of justification in application of assumptions and data, problems in sub-system interactions, lack of expertise in monitoring, problems in verification process etc. A review of the new Swedish building regulation on performance based design approach identified that the new regulation have been able to address some of the identified problems like verification process etc. causing deviation in the final design. But still lot more comprehensive research and guidance is required in the areas of sub-system interactions, monitoring during the design implementation etc.},
  author       = {Arora, Hanish},
  issn         = {1402-3504},
  keyword      = {Performance Based Fire Protection Engineering Design,Fire Risk Assessment,Fire Safety Design},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {LUTVDG/TVBB},
  title        = {Exploring Potential Problems Causing the Final Implemented Design to Deviate in a Performance Based Fire Safety Design Approach},
  year         = {2014},
}