Accession Number:

ADA080833

Title:

The Impact of Building Code Criteria and Emergency Prepardness Criteria on Water Demand Requirements to Fire Protection

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Oct 1978-30 Sep 1979

Corporate Author:

MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK DEPT OF FIRE PROTECTION ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

137.0

Abstract:

This study is concerned with providing a source document on the four model building codes, published standards and civil preparedness criteria relative to their influence on water demand requirements for domestic and fire protection needs. These water demand requirements for fire protection are calculated by four existing methods determined to be the most appropriate and an additional method derived from theoretically and empirically-based concepts. These methods are compared and contrasted relative to the model building code and civil preparedness criteria. The water supply requirements for domestic usage are calculated by an existing technique, the results of which are compared to the fire protection related water demand. Because of the conclusions and limitations noted in this study relative to the concept of water demand requirements in the event of crisis relocation, several areas are identified which future research endeavors should consider.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE