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applicable prescriptive criteria, as it is not considered to provide the minimum
levels of protection.
Where a design does not meet the performance criteria, it may be
revised and reevaluated. The revision must not reduce any agreed upon goals,
objectives, performance criteria, or level of performance to ensure a proposed
design complies with the stated requirements. Criteria may be changed based on
additional analysis and the consideration of additional data.
The Review Brief details how each proposed design compares with the required
fire safety goals, objectives and performance criteria. The Brief provides a brief
description of the details of each trial design, the technical resources and
references, any concerns about steps in the design process and general
concerns about the designer's performance-based fire safety design approach.
The Brief indicates the acceptability of each design, the reasoning for each
acceptance or rejection, and which design is recommended for final acceptance.
It should also discuss levels of confidence over validation. The Brief should
indicate how personnel and property protection are considered, which objectives
the design stresses, a statement of what has been checked, the design solution,
and the entire design approach and process.