26 September 2006
Identify and document the general details, including the proposed construction,
systems, and protection methods. Include in the documentation the safety
factors associated with each trial design, as agreed upon by the stakeholders.
Clearly identify the impact of the safety factors so that a reasonable decision can
be made as to whether their level is appropriate and sufficient. State any
retained prescriptive requirements. Where the interaction of emergency response
personnel is a designed protection method, accurately identify and confirm the
impact and responsibility of the emergency personnel.
The performance criteria must be equally considered and
addressed by each trial design against each fire scenario
Evaluate each trial design in each fire scenario using the agreed
upon performance criteria.
Project Team and Qualifications.
Provide the qualifications and contact information for the entire design team,
including the responsible fire protection engineer as part of the required
documentation. A performance-based, fire-safety design must be prepared by a
registered fire protection engineer with experience in performance-based fire
safety design and specific experience with the engineering tools and
methodologies that are anticipated for a particular project.
Performance-Based Fire Safety Design Report.
This documentation must be prepared by the responsible fire protection
engineer, and used for general guidance. Indicate the building was designed
using a performance-based fire safety design approach, and should convey the
expected hazards, risks, and system performance over the entire building life-
cycle. Include the project scope, design goals and objectives, performance
criteria, design fire scenarios, critical design assumptions, critical design
features, final design, cost benefit analysis, design engineer's qualifications and
capabilities, and data and evaluation method references.
The performance-based fire safety design report must indicate how the
performance-based design maximizes the benefits/cost ratio while maintaining a
level of safety equivalent to the established prescriptive requirements. A
performance-based design must not be undertaken where the prescriptive
requirements provide the same level of safety for a lesser cost. When there
exists multiple acceptable proposed design scenarios, the cost benefit analysis
should aid in the identification and determination of the best solution.
Building O&M Documentation.