JDR Vol.6 No.6 pp. 541-550
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2011.p0541


Concepts of Fire Safety Provisions of Means of Escape andEvacuation Safety Plan in High-Rise Building

Ichiro Hagiwara

Department of Fire Engineering, Building Research Institute, 1 Tachihara, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0802, Japan

July 22, 2011
November 17, 2011
December 1, 2011
means of egress, life safety, performance based codes
The measures on safety of buildings in case of a fire have been stipulated almost as specification document in the building codes for a long time. The standards on fire safety were first prepared to prevent urban great fire, later to alleviate human losses in fire of large-scale building. The standards on fire safety in foreign countries, especially regulations on safe evacuation are outlined, and the concepts of building planning especially for the purpose of securing safe evacuation in high-rise buildings are introduced.
Cite this article as:
I. Hagiwara, “Concepts of Fire Safety Provisions of Means of Escape andEvacuation Safety Plan in High-Rise Building,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.6 No.6, pp. 541-550, 2011.
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