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This fourth edition of CIBSE Guide E: Fire safety engineering is a fully updated version of the third edition which was published in 2010.
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This fourth edition of CIBSE Guide E: Fire safety engineering is a fully updated version of the third edition which was published in 2010. The entire text of every chapter has been carefully reviewed.
As with the third edition a concerted effort has been made to provide information that can be used internationally. These references include codes, standards and guidance from the USA that are frequently used in the Middle East and Asia. Fire safety engineering can mean many things to many people and covers a wide range of levels of knowledge and competence as well as a diverse range of activities of which developing a package of measures having the objective of reducing the potential for injury, death, property and financial loss to an acceptable level is the area for which this Guide is produced. At the time this guide was going through the final stages of publication the devastating fire at Grenfell tower in Kensington, London occurred. CIBSE considered that it should provide guidance on the design of building facades for tall buildings using the expertise of fire safety consultants and specialist facade engineers within CIBSE. A new chapter on facade fire safety is included in this guide. Fire safety engineering is a continually developing art and science and users are advised to maintain a personal regime of professional development and to make use of new standards and techniques that will be introduced after the publication of this Guide. Contents: Foreword from the Institution of Fire Engineers Preface 1 Introduction 2 Legislation 3 Building designation 4 Performance-based design principles 5 Application of risk assessment to fire engineering designs 6 Fire dynamics 7 Means of escape and human factors 8 Fire detection and alarm 9 Emergency lighting 10 Smoke ventilation 11 Fire suppression 12 Fire resistance, structural robustness in fire and fire spread 13 Firefighting 14 Fire safety management 15 Fire safety on construction sites 16 Fire safety of building facades