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Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS)

2016

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Analysis Of The Seattle Customer Delivery Center, Cynthia Wernet Jun 2016

Analysis Of The Seattle Customer Delivery Center, Cynthia Wernet

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The purpose of this analysis is to assess how the Customer Delivery Center (CDC) satisfies prescriptive design requirements of the 2012 International Building Code (IBC) for fire exiting, structural design, smoke detection, alarm notification and communication and water-based fire suppression. A performance-based analysis is then performed using hand calculations and computer-based models to determine if the available safe egress time exceeds the required safe egress time from the building. In order to complete this analysis, the issued-for-construction design and the contractor submittals were made accessible by the owner’s fire protection engineer and the project management group overseeing construction. These ...


Office High Rise Building- Fire Protection And Life Safety Analysis, Fabio Renato Zocal Mazza Jun 2016

Office High Rise Building- Fire Protection And Life Safety Analysis, Fabio Renato Zocal Mazza

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This project developed the traditional prescriptive-based design analysis of the fire protection features of an existing office high rise building in the city of Sao Paulo, in Brazil. The analysis was then complemented by performance-based analysis of the building. The building is a high rise office located in a metropolitan area, provided also with underground car parking garages and a small theater. The fire protection analysis was conducted based on the local Sao Paulo state fire codes, mainly the Sao Paulo State enactment (Decreto Nº56.819/2011) and Sao Paulo Fire Department Technical Instructions; and, in addition to the local ...


Henderson Engineers Building- Fire Protection, Life Safety Code Compliance, And Key Issues Report, Alex Ataiyan Jun 2016

Henderson Engineers Building- Fire Protection, Life Safety Code Compliance, And Key Issues Report, Alex Ataiyan

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A fire protection and life safety analysis of the Henderson Engineers, Inc. (HEI) building in Lenexa, KS (Kansas City) is performed. Both prescriptive and performance-based methods have been used to evaluate the building against the codes and standards of the 2012 International Building Code (IBC).

The following prescriptive fire protection and life safety systems were analyzed: Occupancy Classification, Building Construction Type, Fire Protection Features, Structural Fire Protection, Fire Barriers, Automatic Fire Sprinkler System, Fire Alarm System, and Means of Egress

During the prescriptive approach, the following deficiencies were identified: 1) As-builts indicate a horizontal assembly fire-resistance rating of only 1-hour ...


Sheraton Hotel- Life Safety Report, Raul M. Farfan Jun 2016

Sheraton Hotel- Life Safety Report, Raul M. Farfan

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This report evaluates the prescriptive life safety requirements for levels one (1) through four (4) of the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Phoenix. In addition, this report discusses two fire scenarios that evaluate the tenability during egress the in pre-function area on level two (2) and in the main ballroom on level three (3) of the hotel.

The prescriptive standards/codes used to evaluate the hotel are the International Building Code (IBC), International Fire Code (IFC), and applicable standards from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Performance based analysis were conducted using Pathfinder, CFast, and Fire Dynamic Simulator (FDS). Two fire ...


Office Building- Fire Protection Systems Evaluation, Christine Newton Jun 2016

Office Building- Fire Protection Systems Evaluation, Christine Newton

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This report is a Life Safety Code (LSC) and fire protection systems evaluation of an office building located in Colorado. This report covers the prescriptive analysis of the building, as well as the performance‐based aspect of the evaluation.

The prescriptive analysis of this report includes assessment of the building code for structural design, means of egress, detection and notification systems, smoke control system, and the water‐ based fire suppression system for this building. The 2012 International Building Code (IBC) and the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) 101 LSC were used for the prescriptive based evaluation and the building was ...


Maintenance Shop Building- Comprehensive Fire Protection Evaluation, Theodore P. Stanton Mar 2016

Maintenance Shop Building- Comprehensive Fire Protection Evaluation, Theodore P. Stanton

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The purpose of this report is to analyze the fire protection systems and features of the Maintenance Shop Building (MSB), which is a two story office and training building on the campus of a large industrial facility in central California. The goal of the fire protection systems and features of the Building is to provide occupants with reasonable assurance of safety from fire. This goal can be met by ensuring that occupants not intimate with the initiation of a fire will be able to safely escape from the Building in the event of the fire.

The ability of the MSB ...


Taylor Place- Fire Life Safety Report, Christopher Thomas Mar 2016

Taylor Place- Fire Life Safety Report, Christopher Thomas

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This document is a Fire and Life Safety Report on the Taylor Place Dormitory located in Phoenix, Arizona as part of the Arizona State University (ASU) downtown campus. The building was evaluated on a prescriptive basis based on the current City of Phoenix building codes and further evaluated on using performance based methods from the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) Handbook and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 101 Life Safety Code®.

These building features and systems were evaluated using prescriptive methods:

General construction, fire resistive construction and fire resistive separations Occupancy, Life safety features and building egress Smoke management ...


Technical Area 3 - 40; Physics Building- Fire And Life Safety Analysis, Parker Fellows Mar 2016

Technical Area 3 - 40; Physics Building- Fire And Life Safety Analysis, Parker Fellows

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A Fire Protection Engineering Analysis was performed on TA‐3‐0040, Physics Building at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico. The goal of the analysis has two parts; first, to examine the buildings fire protection features from a code based prescriptive analysis and second, to examine the building and fire protection features using a performance based design analysis.

Building 40 is a 2 story structure approximately 187,000 square feet. The building was constructed in the mid‐1950s with a first floor, basement, partial sub‐basement, and various mezzanines. Originally, this building was constructed as a ...