Fire safety in high-rise apartment buildings / by Ken Richardson.: NH17-59/2003E-PDF
Fire safety in high buildings has been a significant issue for architects for over 100 years. However, provision for occupant safety from such fires was only addressed in the 1970s. This article identifies the unique fire safety problems in high-rise apartment buildings, and their associated fire risk. It then addresses the means to provide fire safety in high buildings from both design and codes perspectives. It elaborates on the need to provide both building- and occupant based protection to achieve the best results. It concludes with an overview of the special problems associated with high-rise residential buildings combined with atria or located over a subway system.
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|Department/Agency|| Ontario Association of Architects. |
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
|Title||Fire safety in high-rise apartment buildings / by Ken Richardson.|
|Note(s)|| Issued also in French under title: La sécurité incendie dans les tours d'habitation. |
Includes bibliographic references.
|Publishing information||[Ottawa] : Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation : Ontario Association of Architects, .|
|Author / Contributor||Richardson, J. K.(John Kenneth),1948-|
|Description||37 p. : ill. (some coloured).|
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|Subject terms|| Fire prevention |
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