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2013

Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS)

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Mixed‐Use Commercial And Residential Podium Building, Gene Voloshenko Jun 2013

Mixed‐Use Commercial And Residential Podium Building, Gene Voloshenko

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

This report provides a summary of the principal fire protection and life safety features for a mixed use commercial and residential Podium Building for compliance with the 2000 International Building Code (IBC) and the 2003 NFPA 101 “Life Safety Code”. IBC permits compliance with the prescriptive Code requirements using Alternative Solutions that will achieve at least the minimum level of performance required by the IBC as defined by the objectives and functional statements and as described in the NFPA 101 Chapter 5. Alternative solutions for this project were modeled using the Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS). One of the primary recommendations ...


Fire Protection Analysis Of A Fresno Elementary School, Garen Lencioni Jun 2013

Fire Protection Analysis Of A Fresno Elementary School, Garen Lencioni

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

This report details the fire and life safety analysis of a Fresno Elementary School. Both prescriptive and performance based analysis were used to determine compliance with the building codes and fire codes which the building was constructed under. The prescriptive analyses included evaluation of the egress system, structural fire protection requirements, fire detection and alarm system and fire suppression systems. The prescriptive analyses were done to show the code requirements and how the building complies with them. The performance analyses were done to analyze the performance of the building in the event of a fire scenario. Three fire scenarios were ...


Fire Protection Analysis Of The ‘Center For The Arts’ Building', Steven W. Carman Jun 2013

Fire Protection Analysis Of The ‘Center For The Arts’ Building', Steven W. Carman

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Masters of Science in Fire Protection Engineering, a prescriptive and performance-based analysis was performed on a building housing the Center for the Arts. The building was constructed in 1947 in California as an automobile dealership and repair shop under the provisions of the then-controlling Uniform Building Code. It subsequently underwent several occupancy changes and has since served as a beauty school, gymnastics center, and currently as a performing and visual arts center. Prescriptive analyses were conducted based primarily upon the provisions of the 2010 California Building and Fire Codes, and ...


Adams 14 High School Life Safety Report, Todd L. Brand Jun 2013

Adams 14 High School Life Safety Report, Todd L. Brand

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

The purpose of this Life Safety Report (LSR) is to provide a prescriptive based analysis of the Adam County High School based on the existing codes that the building was constructed under. This will include exterior and interior building construction, fire protection systems, and egress requirements. Additionally, this report will evaluate selected performance based design scenarios for the High School. Findings and recommendations to the performance based design scenarios, along with any deficiencies, are noted at the conclusion of the report. The prescriptive analysis of this report will focus on the International Building Code requirements with emphasis on Chapters 4 ...


Robert E. Kennedy Library Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo Fire Protection Analysis Fpe Culminating Project, Isaac De Haro Martinez Mar 2013

Robert E. Kennedy Library Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo Fire Protection Analysis Fpe Culminating Project, Isaac De Haro Martinez

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California State University has acquired fire protection services to conduct a survey of and produce a fire protection report that analyzes the current condition of the existing Robert E. Kennedy Library on the Cal Poly campus. The prescriptive analysis of the Library is based on the 2010 California Building- the analysis considers the building a new building and will not consider the building provision for existing buildings as permitted by Chapter 34 of the CBC. A performance-based design using FDS is also analyzed to determine the tenability advantages of providing fire sprinklers within the Library. Non-conforming conditions include, among others ...


Court House Project- Fire Protection Report, Ryan Rigsbee Mar 2013

Court House Project- Fire Protection Report, Ryan Rigsbee

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This fire protection report intends to provide Fictitious Architects (The Client) with sufficient information about code requirements and best practices pertaining to occupant and building safety. The chapters within this report include specific design requirements to aid the client during the design of the Court House Project. The following recommendations have been prepared by Ryan Rigsbee to address all major building code requirements for life safety systems. These life safety systems include egress, fire alarm and signaling, water-based fire suppression, structural fire protection, smoke control, and an emergency management plan. This project details the requirements for a new courthouse containing ...