ERIC Number: ED036104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
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Fire in High Buildings. Fire Study No. 21.
Research into and measures of fire protection with regard to high building design are discussed with suggestions for proper building equipment, materials, and planning. The study outlines how smoke and toxic gases spread in high buildings through stairs, service shafts, air handling and heating equipment. The problems of basement fires, means of rescuing and escaping from elevators, stairs, and building communications, are reviewed. Drawings, references, and example building plans are included. (TG)
Descriptors: Accidents, Air Flow, Building Design, Building Plans, Communications, Construction Materials, Design Requirements, Electrical Systems, Emergency Squad Personnel, Equipment, Fire Protection, Rescue, Research, Safety, Safety Equipment, Structural Elements (Construction), Utilities, Ventilation
Division of Building Research, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa 7, Canada
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Authoring Institution: National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario). Div. of Building Research.