BS 9999 Handbook: Effective Fire Safety in the Design, Management and Use of Buildings

BS 9999 Handbook: Effective Fire Safety in the Design, Management and Use of Buildings


By (author) Mick Green, By (author) Jonathan Joinson

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  • Publisher: BSI Standards
  • Format: Paperback | 150 pages
  • Dimensions: 148mm x 210mm
  • Publication date: 31 May 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0580675084
  • ISBN 13: 9780580675089
  • Illustrations note: 30 Tables, 27 Figures

Product description

BS 9999 is the essential code of practice that gives recommendations and guidance on the design, management and use of buildings to achieve acceptable levels of fire safety for all people in and around buildings. This handbook, written by experts involved in the development of BS 9999, delivers the tools needed to get the most from your use of the standard. It offers an easy to use and practical guide that will aid your understanding of BS 9999 and draws together the key areas of fire safety design that require consideration during the early development of design concepts. By including the most commonly used data, tables, figures, and key points, this handbook provides the reader with a quick and effective overview, and presents a methodology for deploying the flexible design recommendations introduced by BS 9999. It provides fulfillment of regulatory requirements.

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Author information

Mick Green Mick Green is a chartered engineer, a partner of Buro Happold, and responsible for the early development of their fire safety engineering consultancy team, FEDRA, with an involvement on fire safety since 1979. In addition to major international sports, cultural, transportation and commercial projects he has made many contributions to the fire safety profession. This includes development of an approach to the appraisal of existing sports grounds, published by the IStructE in 1991 following the tragic fire at the Bradford North Stand. Subsequently he chaired the production of two further guides: An introduction to the fire safety engineering of structures (2003) and an Advanced guide on the fire safety engineering of structures (2007). He also authored the smoke and ventilation section of the CIBSE Guide E1997. An early involvement with the development of BS 9999 from 1998, when work first began on this standard, has enabled an ongoing contribution to the BSI committee. Jonathan Joinson Jonathan Joinson is a chartered fire engineer, a senior team member within Buro Happold FEDRA, and has been involved in the fire safety design of buildings since 1999. He has been involved in many high profile projects within the UK and internationally during his professional career, such as the Emirates Stadium, the London O2 Arena and the redevelopment of the Ascot racecourse grandstand, delivering efficient and progressive fire engineering solutions. He has extensive knowledge covering many aspects of fire engineering, including international fire codes and best practice, smoke management, occupant evacuation and the implementation and construction of design solutions.

Table of contents

1. Foreword 2. General 3. The Concept of a Risk Profile 4. Methodology & tactics for use of the standard 5. Allocation of fire protection measures 6. Managing fire safety-design, occupation & construction 7. Design for means of escape 8. Access and facilities for fire fighting 9. Designing the building structure Key points 10. Recommendations for atria 11. Recommendations for theatres, cinemas & similar venues 12. Recommendations for shopping complexes 13. Process plant and outdoor structures 14. Worked example - Two Storey Retail Unit 15. Worked example - High-Rise Office Building 16. Worked example - Mixed-Risk Profile building