Fire and Building

Fire and Building

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When it comes to designing a new building - or indeed refurbishing an existing one - designers are faced with a mass of recommendations and statutory requirements relating to fire. Too often, however, they are taken into account at a late stage in the design process only, and this can then entail costly redesign work, or result in a less satisfactory design solution. Increasingly, it is necessary to design buildings not only to prevent risk to life from fire, but also to ensure that the building is rated as a low fire risk, therefore reducing insurance premiums. The professional's concern with fire does not end there. He is often called in to value a building for fire insurance purposes, to analyze the damage after a fire and to advise on, and negotiate the insurance claim. It is here that the quantity surveyor has a particular part to play. This book gives guidance on all these matters. It does not attempt to detail all recommendations and statutory requirements relating to fire, but it does bring together the key points about fire so that the professional is encouraged to "think fire" from the more

Product details

  • Paperback | 194 pages
  • 160 x 240mm
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0246118784
  • 9780246118783

Table of contents

Understanding fire; assembling the facts and counting the cost; means of defence - the passive measures; means of defence - the active measures; design, insurance and the F.O.C. rules; occupation and the fire certificate; management; sums insured; preparing a valuation report; after the fire; the claim and the more