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REUSABILITY OF BUILDINGS AFTER A WARFIRE.
LIN (T Y) AND ASSOCIATES VAN NUYS CALIF*
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The report provides a method for the calculation of a fire resistance rating by utilizing an electronic computer program. The evaluation is divided into two parts the resistance to interior exposure and the susceptibility to exterior exposure. Resistance to interior exposure is rated by estimating the probable severity of interior fire, assuming ignition of combustible contents, then combining this estimate with the fire resistance and economic value of the building. The reduced economic value which is calculated as a percentile is referred to as the Building Reusability Index BRI. Susceptibility to exterior exposure is evaluated in terms of an Exposure Protection Index EPI. The rating system was prepared assuming no fire fighting or public utilities available. Author
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