TITLE

Best Practices' Title Raises Expectations and Concerns

PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
ENR: Engineering News-Record;3/14/2005, Vol. 254 Issue 10, p21
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the Best Practices Guidelines for Fire Safety Design of Concrete and Steel Structures issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). NIST will make no changes to the draft until after review of outside comments, due March 15, 2005. Strong comments at the workshop can be attributed to expectations raised by the guide's tide, says Long T. Phan, NIST's lead research structural engineer on the project. The Multihazard Mitigation Council of the National Institute of Building Sciences under a $144,000 contract produced the guide, sponsored by NIST in association with the Society of Fire Protection Engineers. The document is intended to integrate information on best practices in fire safety engineering in the U.S. and overseas with current best knowledge in fire risk assessment and characterization, material responses at high temperatures and thermal and structural response calculation methods.
ACCESSION #
16463040

 

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