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ALL ABOUT FIRE SAFETY RULES IN ARCHITECTURE

Architectural information for beginner architects and students

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FIRE SAFETY TERMS & DEFINITIONS

For the purpose of this fire rules, the following definitions shall apply. Like Assisted evacuation, Dry riser, Exit...

FIRE ZONES

The city or area under the jurisdiction of the Authority shall be demarcated into distinct zones, based on fire hazard inherent in...

TYPES OF CONSTRUCTION

The design of any building and the type of materials used in its construction are important factors in making the building...

GENERAL EXIT REQUIREMENTS

An exit may be a fire exit doorway; an internal staircase, exit passageway, external doorway, external staircase...

FIRE TOWER

A firefighting shaft provides the fire and rescue service with a safe area from which to undertake firefighting operations...

FIRE INSTALLATION & LANDSCAPE IN TALL BUILDING

A fire sprinkler system is an active fire protection method, consisting of a water supply system, providing adequate pressure and flowra...

STAIRWELL PRESSURIZATION SYSTEMS

It is imperative for the exit stairs to be free of smoke and to incorporate design features that improve the speed of occupant egress...

REVIEW OF SMOKE IN A BUILDING

Smoke contains toxic and irritant gases. ¾ of all fire deaths are caused by smoke inhalation. Approximately 57% of fire deaths occur....

SMOKE MOVEMENT IN BUILDING

A building can be considered as a series of spaces each at a specific pressure with air movement b/w them from areas of high pressure to...

SMOKE CONTROL OF EXITS GUIDELINES

Pressurization of staircases is of great importance for the exclusion of smoke and toxic gases from the protected exit...

NUMBER OF EXITS CALCULATION IN BUILDING

The minimum required number of exits in a building shall be determined based on occupant load and width required per person...

FIRE FIGHTING IN MULTISTORY DEVELOPMENTS

High-rise buildings have unique challenges related to fire protection such as longer egress times and distance, evacuation strategies, fire..

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