Risk-Based Fire Safety Engineering Approach Applied to a Public Building

D. Joyeux, S. Bonnot, Jukka Hietaniemi, Timo Korhonen

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    Fire safety engineering (FSE) provides means to design fire safety measures which are balanced with respect to their effectiveness and benefits. This presentation describes a risk-based FSE approach and its use to analyse structural fire resistance with respect to its significance in improving safety in case of fire. This approach is then applied to a large public building under construction in France. This public building is a museum that concerns exhibition of first arts. It consists mainly of arts 2000 years old, which in terms of fire safety mean that the objects may range a large wooden system to a very small steel knife. But the modern exhibition hall has also large public space for computer and internet presentation, or large temporary exhibition zone.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Performance-Based Codes and Fire Safety Design Methods
    Subtitle of host publicationLuxembourg, 6-8 October 2004
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible


    • fire safety engineering
    • fire simulation
    • thermo-mechanical analysis
    • fire risk
    • risk-based
    • fire resistance


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