26 September 2006
The responsible fire protection engineer must produce Building Operation and
Maintenance documentation for the facility based on the objectives, performance
criteria, limitations, and final design. Include all associated specifications and
design drawings, and a description of the required maintenance procedures that
need to be performed to ensure continued compliance with performance-based
fire safety design.
Warrant of Fitness.
The host-tenant agreement must require that an annual warrant of fitness be
prepared for any subsystem, system, or facility that has been designed using
performance-based fire safety design methods. Submit this warrant to the
authority having jurisdiction for review and assurance that the current facility
characteristics comply with the requirements of the approved performance
design. This warrant should reflect any existing or proposed changes in building
occupancy, operation, features, systems, or emergency personnel response.
Where emergency response is a critical element in the accepted fire safety
design, reevaluate the design when changes are made to the operational
procedures, location, or structure of the emergency response personnel.
REVIEW OF TRIAL DESIGNS.
Provide every performance-based fire safety design with a technical review, and
develop a Review Brief. Analyze each trial design to determine the compliance
with the required performance criteria. The reviewer must be an individual
capable of providing a thorough evaluation of the proposed design, and must
have the same minimum qualifications as the design fire protection engineer. If
the authority responsible for the review of the performance-based fire safety
design does not have the required qualifications, they must direct the designer to
submit the design to a qualified third party for review.
Third Party Review.
When required, an assigned third party must provide an objective review of the
project, and must not provide the actual fire safety design. When a third party is
reviewing the design, the authority having jurisdiction remains a stakeholder and
ultimately is responsible for the approval of the final design. When a review is
assigned to a third party, provide the authority having jurisdiction with a Review
Compliant Fire Safety Design.
A compliant fire safety design must meet the stated performance criteria when
subjected to each design fire scenario. A subsystem, system or facility design
that complies with all requirements of the applicable prescriptive criteria is
deemed as satisfying the minimum fire safety goals and objectives, and does not
need to be evaluated against the design fire scenarios. Completely evaluate a
performance-based fire safety design that incorporates only portions of