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Publication Citation: Programmer's Manual for the Fire Safety Evaluation System Cost Minimizer Computer Program.

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Author(s): Robert E. Chapman; W G. Hall;
Title: Programmer's Manual for the Fire Safety Evaluation System Cost Minimizer Computer Program.
Published: July 01, 1983
Abstract: The Fire Safety Evaluation System Cost Minimizer (FSESCM) computer program integrates engineering and economic considerations with a linear programming algorithm which permits the least-cost means of upgrading health care facilities to compliance with the Life Safety Code to be identified. A mathematical discussion of the application problem is used to introduce the basic philosophy behind the computer program. Each routine is described with emphasis on such topics as: (1) purpose; (2) calling sequence; (3) common blocks used; and (4) reports produced. A series of descriptive tables and a glossary are used to define all reports and variables. A discussion of test results and provisions for updating or modifying the source code are also given. The program is written in FORTRAN and complies with the ANSI X3.9-1978 software standard.
Citation: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) -
Keywords: building codes; fire safety; health care facilities; hospitals; life safety; nursing homes
Research Areas: Building and Fire Research
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