Fire Safety Engineering Design of Structures Summary

John A Purkiss,Long-Yuan Li
- 2007
Structural Engineering
Fire Safety Design
Risk Assessment
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Key Takeaways

  1. Understand the principles of structural fire safety engineering.
  2. Apply practical techniques for enhancing fire resistance in buildings.
  3. Evaluate the effects of fire on different building materials and structures.


The authors expertly combine theoretical concepts with practical applications, providing readers with a comprehensive approach to fire safety in structural design. The book covers the critical aspects of heat and mass transfer in building fires and discusses advanced methods for simulating and analyzing structural behavior under fire conditions.

Real-world case studies and examples are utilized to demonstrate the application of fire safety engineering principles in structural design. The text also explores the regulatory frameworks and standards that govern fire safety in buildings, ensuring that readers are well-versed in compliance requirements.

Engineers, architects, and fire safety professionals will find this book invaluable for enhancing their understanding of fire safety engineering and its implications for building design and construction.

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