Publication - Independent report

Centralized hub for verification of complex fire engineered solutions in Scotland: feasibility study

Published: 21 Mar 2019

Independent opinion on the need, appropriateness, potential structure and potential operations of a central hub for assisting in the verification of complex fire engineered designs.

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Centralized hub for verification of complex fire engineered solutions in Scotland: feasibility study
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1. Feedback was obtained via interviews with stakeholders in New Zealand conducted by Meacham Associates in 2016, as well as through a survey conducted by Brian Meacham in early 2017 as to the situation with performance-based codes and fire safety design around the world. More complete presentation of the outcomes of these efforts is forthcoming. 

2. Gojo, W. (2011). “The Aneha scandal: building fraud in Japan,” Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers – Forensic Engineering, Vol. 164, Issue 4, pp.179-187.

3. This section is excerpted from the report, Meacham, B.J. (2018). Research on Regulatory Appropriateness of Currently Cited Reaction to Fire Tests in Technical Handbook – Section 2: Fire – Standards 2.4 – 2.7, Meacham Associates, March 2018. The concept can be expanded beyond Standards 2.4 – 2.7, but is limited to these Standards for the purpose of example. 

4. This section is excerpted from the report, Meacham, B.J. (2018). Research on Regulatory Appropriateness of Currently Cited Reaction to Fire Tests in Technical Handbook – Section 2: Fire – Standards 2.4 – 2.7, Meacham Associates, March 2018. The concept can be expanded beyond Standards 2.4 – 2.7, but is limited to these Standards for the purpose of example.

5. Technical Handbook Compliance: The guidance clauses to the building standards set out the aims followed by guidance to help satisfy the standard. The intent is that a limited number of inconsequential variances from the guidance in Section 2: Fire can be verified by the building standards surveyor without additional Fire Engineering training.


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