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Last edited 05 Aug 2020
Fire engineered building
Recommendations on the future regulation of the Building Control Sector and Profession in England, published by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) on behalf of the Future of Building Control Working Group in July 2020, defines fire engineering as: ‘…the application of scientific and engineering principles, rules [codes], and expert judgment, based on an understanding of the phenomena and effects of fire and of the reaction and behaviours of people to fire, to protect people, property and the environment from the destructive effects of fire.’
It defines fire engineered buildings as those that are: ‘…designed in whole or in part to BS 7974 fire engineering principles. These buildings have an alternative approach to fire safety rather than through compliance with prescriptive standards. Some fire engineered buildings may be large and complex or contain a variety of uses.’
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