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Meacham, B.J., 2000. International Experience In The Development And Use Of Performance - Based Fire Safety Design Methods: Evolution, Current Situation And Thoughts For The Future. Fire Safety Science 6: 59-76. doi:10.3801/IAFSS.FSS.6-59
Over the past fifty years, fire safety engineering' has grown and developed into an accepted, if not fully mature, engineering discipline. This has been possible for a variety of reasons, including an ever-increasing understanding of fire safety science, continuing development of analytical methods for engineering analysis and design, technological advances in computational tools, and the global movement towards performance-based building and fire regulations. This paper reviews the current state of fire safety engineering by looking at international experiences in the development and use of performance-based fire safety design methods. It discusses the impact of increasing scientific knowledge and the evolution of performance-based fire safety design methods and regulations, and it speculates on what will be required for fire safety engineering to reach maturity as an engineering discipline.