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A Study on Required Safe Egress Time (RSET) Comparison and Error Calculation in Relation to Fire Room Range Set Conditions of Performance Based Fire Safety Designers
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  • Journal title : Fire Science and Engineering
  • Volume 30, Issue 3,  2016, pp.73-78
  • Publisher : Korea Institute of Fire Science and Engineering
  • DOI : 10.7731/KIFSE.2016.30.3.073
 Title & Authors
A Study on Required Safe Egress Time (RSET) Comparison and Error Calculation in Relation to Fire Room Range Set Conditions of Performance Based Fire Safety Designers
Baek, Sona; Choi, Jun-Ho; Hong, Won-Hwa; Jung, Jong-Jin;
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 Abstract
The Installation, Maintence, and Safety Control of Fire-fighting Systems Act of South Korea regulates that over 30-storey high-rise buildings including underground spaces should vitally perform the Performance-based Design to minimize property damage and personal injury as a fire risk assessment in advance. Therefore a PBD designer such as a fire safety professional engineer evaluate occupant`s life safety by a scientific methodology. In order to evaluate the life safety, fire safety designers calculate the Required Safety Egress Time (RSET) which does not have the legal criteria regarding the standard method of calculation yet. So this way has been showing different results depending upon the designer`s choice, knowledges and experiences. In this study, RSET calculation methods by six designers respectively were analysed from the thirteen reports of real performance based design projects conducted in Busan for a last five years. In particular, the Response Time calculation methods which have the most powerful effect for figuring the RSET are compared with the other designer`s to deduce an error value.
 Keywords
Response time;Performance-based design (PBD);Required safe egress time (RSET);Fire room range;Highrise building;Evacuation simulation;
 Language
Korean
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