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dc.contributor.authorTorero, Jose L
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dc.date.accessioned2006-07-24T16:22:34Z
dc.date.available2006-07-24T16:22:34Z
dc.date.issued2004-05
dc.identifier.citationJ.L. Torero, “The Risk Imposed by Fire to Buildings and How to Address It”, Protection of Civilian Infrastructure from Acts of Terrorism, pp. 41-57. K.V. Frolov, G.B. Baecher (Eds.). Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Protection of Civilian Infrastructure from Acts of Terrorism, Moscow, May 27-29, 2004. Springer 2006.en
dc.identifier.isbn1-4020-4923-4
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/1393
dc.description.abstractThe history of fire science originates in the desire to enhance destruction of infrastructure by means of fire. Many of the basic principles of fire growth and the behaviour of structures in fire were developed within the context of an organized and deliberate attempt to use fire as a tool for urban destruction. Buildings are inherently vulnerable to fire due to their use, thus they have to be designed with the objective of minimizing the probability of fire occurrence and of damage potential. Nevertheless, the design criteria rely mostly on scenarios that are considered to be consistent with the building use. Within the design process there is no consideration to premeditated fires or those corresponding to a strategy for destruction. Furthermore, generally design is done in a prescriptive manner and thus is framed by rules and regulations that do not provide an estimate of performance. Only a detailed understanding of the performance of a building or structure in the event of a fire can allow estimating and understanding its vulnerabilities and can result in a strategy to minimize the impact of fire as a tool for terrorism.en
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dc.publisherSpringeren
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNATO Security through Science Series C: Environmental Security;
dc.subjectterrorismen
dc.subjectprotectionen
dc.subjectfireen
dc.subjectinfrastructureen
dc.subjectrisken
dc.subjectdesignen
dc.titleThe Risk Imposed by Fire to Buildings and How to Address Iten
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