103 pages | 97 B/W Illus.
The outcome of a fire review can greatly impact the internal fire and life safety features, as well as the architectural design of a building. An insider’s guide for both novice and expert, Fire Protection Approaches in Site Plan Review provides the framework needed to design and evaluate a successful site plan for review. This book outlines the components of a fire review, provides fundamental knowledge of fire principles related to a review, and introduces concepts for site plan development that can reduce or eliminate the problems that take place during the review process and during fire emergencies.
In addition to providing an overview of site plans, the author explains the items required for fire analysis, the kind of information that will be evaluated, and the items with which a reviewer should be familiar to begin a review. He also implements best practices, internationally recognized codes and standards, and applies real-life examples illustrating relevant ideas and concepts.
A technical examination that considers an engineering approach to fire emergency service, codes and standards, this book:
Fire Protection Approaches in Site Plan Review describes the basics of fire protection as they relate to site planning and explains the importance of proper site plan review. This book serves as a handy guide for owners seeking to protect their buildings, architects and engineers needing to implement a cost-effective code-compliant design, and plan examiners and inspectors looking to effectively evaluate and review site plans.
"… comprehensive in the fundamentals of site plan review. The real world examples and applications that are provided show how the engineering principles promote fire safety and emergency operations."
—Battalion Chief John L. Walser, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, Virginia, USA
Site Plan Basics
Local Fire Alarm Notification
Illinois Institute of Technology Research Institute Method
Fairfax County Method
Occupancy Reduction—"OR" Value
Exposure Distance—"ED" Value
Minimum and Maximum Fire Flows
Example of Fairfax County Method
Flow and Pressure at Hydrants
Clear Space around Fire Hydrants
Distance between Fire Hydrants
Fire Hydrant Availability and Access
Underground Fire Lines
Case Study: NFPA 13R Sprinkler System
Fire Department Connections
Fire Hydrant Serving Siamese Connection
FDCs for High-Rise Buildings
Pumper Test Header
Fire Truck Access
Fire Lane Signage
Aerial Ladder Truck Access
How Much Access Is Enough Access?