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Benefits of Innovative, Less Flammable Products in an Era of Performance-Based Building and Fire Codes.

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Author(s)

Richard W. Bukowski

Abstract

Within the next decade, there will be great opportunities for the marketing of products whose fire performance exceeds current prescriptive standards. Constructed facilities will be allowed to meet broad safety objectives by a diverse array of approaches. Within this new paradigm, it will become feasible to utilize novel products whose functions transcend traditional categories if their contribution to fire hazard can be incorporated within determinations of overall fire safety design. Thus there will be a premium on NIST research into and FRCA members' development of advanced techniques for providing building products of low flammability and high functionality.
Proceedings Title
International Fire Safety Conference. Spring Conference. Proceedings. Fire Retardant Chemicals Association (FRCA).
Conference Dates
March 11-14, 2001
Conference Location
San Francisco, CA

Keywords

performance based codes, building codes, fire codes, building materials, flammability, life safety code, reliability, manufacturing

Citation

Bukowski, R. (2001), Benefits of Innovative, Less Flammable Products in an Era of Performance-Based Building and Fire Codes., International Fire Safety Conference. Spring Conference. Proceedings. Fire Retardant Chemicals Association (FRCA). , San Francisco, CA, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=916792 (Accessed June 14, 2024)

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Created March 11, 2001, Updated February 17, 2017