26 September 2006
APPENDIX D PROCEDURE FOR PERFORMANCE BASED FIRE SAFETY
EQUIVALENT LEVEL OF SAFETY AND PROTECTION.
Any proposed performance-based fire safety design must demonstrate to the
satisfaction of the authority having jurisdiction, a level of safety equivalent to the
minimum applicable prescriptive requirements of this UFC.
The stakeholders are a group of identified individuals or representatives, typically
having authoritative control or input, having a share or interest in the successful
completion of a project. A project's identified stakeholders should include the
building's design and construction team members, security, the authority having
jurisdiction, accreditation agencies, tenants, and emergency responders. The
representative of the component AHJ's office must be the stakeholder
responsible for ultimate approval of any performance-based fire safety design.
FIRE SAFETY DESIGN DOCUMENTATION.
Any facility designed using performance-based fire safety design methods must
have supporting documentation, including a Fire Protection Engineering Design
Brief, Performance-Based Design Report, Specifications, Drawings, Building
Operation & Maintenance Manuals, and Warrant of Fitness.
Fire Protection Engineering Design Brief.
This is a separate document from the project Basis of Design, prepared by the
design team's responsible fire protection engineer and containing general
qualitative project information that has been agreed upon by the stakeholders. As
a minimum, the design brief includes the project scope, facility and occupant
characteristics, project goals and objectives, performance criteria, design fire
scenarios, technical references and resources, two trial designs, documentation
of project design engineers and their qualifications, and a record of agreement on
the aforementioned components.
General Project Information.
This section describes the boundaries of the performance-based design as
agreed upon by all stakeholders, and includes realistic and sustainable design
information regarding building use, design purpose and approach, project
constraints, and applicable regulations. The project budget should be clearly
defined, so that the limitations and available budget for the proposed solutions
can be known.