ABSTRACT

Fire Safety Design for Tall Buildings provides structural engineers, architects, and students with a systematic introduction to fire safety design for tall buildings based on current analysis methods, design guidelines, and codes. It covers almost all aspects of fire safety design that an engineer or an architect might encounter—such as performance-based design and the basic principles of fire development and heat transfer.

It also sets out an effective way of preventing the progressive collapse of a building in fire, and it demonstrates 3D modeling techniques to perform structural fire analysis with examples that replicate real fire incidents such as the Twin Towers and WTC7. This helps readers to understand the design of structures and analyze their behavior in fire.

1 Introduction 2 Regulatory requirements and basic fire safety design principles 3 Fundamentals of fire and fire safety design 4 Structural fire design principles for tall buildings 5 Typical fire safety design strategy for tall buildings 6 Fire analysis and modeling 7 Preventing fire-induced collapse of tall buildings 8 New technologies and machine learning in fire safety design 9 Post-fire damage assessment