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A Study For Performance Based Design Of Means Of Escape In Fire

Tanaka, T., 1991. A Study For Performance Based Design Of Means Of Escape In Fire. Fire Safety Science 3: 729-738. doi:10.3801/IAFSS.FSS.3-729


It is important for a performance standard for fire safety of buildings to determine the safety criteria and design fires. In this study, the provisions for means of escape concerning shops in existing regulations of several countries are investigated and a preliminary consideration is made on the methodology to determine such a design that is able to reproduce the level of safety which has been realized for shops by complying with the existing regulations.


fire safety, performance standards, safety criteria, design fire, means of escape, department store, occupants density, exit width, maximum travel distance, available egress time

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