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  • The Economics of Fire Protectionby Ganapathy Ramachandran

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 47.95

    This important new book, the first of its kind in the fire safety field, discusses the economic problems faced by decision-makers in the areas of fire safety and fire precautions. The author considers the theoretical aspects of cost-benefit analysis and other relevant economic problems with practical applications to fire protection systems. Clear examples... more...

  • Pedestrian Dynamicsby Pushkin Kachroo; Sadeq J. Al-nasur; Sabiha Amin Wadoo; Apoorva Shende

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 177.17

    Effective evacuation of people from closed spaces is an extremely important topic, since it can save real lives in emergency situations that can be brought about by natural and human made disasters. Usually there are static maps posted at various places at buildings that illustrate routes that should be taken during emergencies. However, when disasters... more...

  • Towards Estimating Entrainment Fraction for Dust Layersby Erdem A. Ural

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 41.33

    Towards Estimating Entrainment Fraction for Dust Layers closely examines the factors that can affect the assessment of a dust hazard, and outlines a new strawman method designed to help practitioners estimate the fraction of the dust accumulations that can become airborne. This book also aims to provide aid in the removal of aerodynamic disturbances... more...

  • Assessment of Total Evacuation Systems for Tall Buildingsby Enrico Ronchi; Daniel Nilsson

    Springer New York 2014; US$ 50.78

    This SpringerBrief focuses on the use of egress models to assess the optimal strategy for total evacuation in high-rise buildings. It investigates occupant relocation and evacuation strategies involving the exit stairs, elevators, sky bridges and combinations thereof. Chapters review existing information on this topic and describe case study simulations... more...

  • Home Fire Sprinkler Cost Assessmentby Newport Partners LLC

    Springer New York 2014; US$ 50.78

    This SpringerBrief reviews current home fire sprinkler system costs in one- and two-family dwellings, mobile homes, and multifamily residential buildings up to four stories. It provides individual community data and qualitative data gained through interviews with community officials, builders, and fire sprinkler contractors. The systems are reviewed... more...