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This book is the essential code of practice that gives the recommendations and guidance on the design, management and use of buildings to achieve acceptable levels of fire safety for all people in and around buildings. This new guide delivers the tools needed to use the standard effectively, plus sets out a methodology for successfully deploying its flexible design recommendations. Bringing together the key information on BS 9999, including learning points and background information, this easy-to-use and practical handbook can help you quickly and effectively prepare or evaluate designs to the requirements of the building regulations. Read it to get recommendations on how to achieve acceptable levels of fire safety for all people in and around buildings, including escape for disabled people. Each chapter starts with key learning points to summarize what you need to know. Tools such as the Decision Chart on Designing for Means of Escape, and the Key Factors for Assessing Management Levels will make planning easier. The book also includes the most commonly used data, tables and figures, as well as recommendations for shopping complexes, theatres, cinemas and similar public venues as well as process plant and outdoor venues. Content: Front Matter • List of Tables • List of Figures • Introduction • Table of Contents 1. General 2. The Concept of a Risk Profile 3. Methodology and Tactics for Use of the Standard 4. Allocation of Fire Protection Measures 5. Managing Fire Safety - Design, Occupation and Construction 6. Design for Means of Escape 7. Access and Facilities for Fire-Fighting 8. Designing the Building Structure 9. Recommendations for Atria 10. Recommendations for Theatres, Cinemas and Similar Venues 11. Recommendations for Shopping Complexes 12. Process Plant and Outdoor Structures 13. Worked Example - Two Storey Retail Unit 14. Worked Example - High-Rise Office Building 15. Worked Example - Mixed-Risk Profile Building • Bibliography
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