Improving the uptake of fire safety performance standards: the verifiers perspective

David Meikle, Iain Sanderson

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The choice of whether to adopt performance-based design to satisfy national building codes or regulations is now readily available in many countries. Societal expectations and widely differing geographical considerations guarantee that the technical content of regulatory requirements vary considerably; however, commonly experienced problems associated with the implementation of
performance-based design (PBD) have been recognised. Examining the verifiers’ perspective, further understanding of the problems associated with the PBD process may be obtained, assisting stakeholders to identify and relate to commonly encountered potentially problematic areas.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th International Fire Science & Engineering Conference (Interflamm 2013)
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherInterscience Communications Ltd
Pages1303 -1314
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9780955654893
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013


  • fire engineered design
  • performance-based design
  • fire safety


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