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) -
NIST Pub Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Pub Type: NIST Pubs
building codes, fire safety, health care facilities, hospitals, life safety, nursing homes