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02 Introduction to Fire Safety

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RECO1006Construction II
Fire Safety ofBuildings
anOverview
Edward CY YIUSeptember 2006
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Intended Learning Outcomes
Fire science –how a fire can be made and put out?What are the tactics against fires in a building?How to achieve fire safety in a building?How to identify whether a building is fire safe or not?How is fire safety of buildings controlled?Engineering approach – Solution(s) developed from the first principle
Learning Approach
 
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Fire Safety Engineering
What are the objectives offire safety?
What is fire safetyengineering?
How is it different from theprescriptive fire codes? (Yiu,2006)
 
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Objectives of fire safety
Life Safety
To minimize casualties and injuries in case of fire
Property Protection
To minimize damage to property
Fire-risk Management
Risk = possibility x consequence
To reduce the possibility of a fire
To minimize the consequence
(life and economical) of a fire
 
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Components to be cared about
BuildingFurnitureOccupantsAdjacentBldgsFittingsPublic
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Tactics of fire safety
How to achieve the above objectives offire safety?
No building?
No occupant?
Fire-proof design?
Auto-extinguishment system?
5 tactics of fire safety (Stollard, Paul 1996)

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