There is a great deal of legislation on means of escape design and control, but this is scattered throughout a large number of statutes, regulations and guidance documents. Many buildings need to be licensed and/or registered, as well as requiring certification and Building Regulation compliance.
This book provides an invaluable reference on the subject for architects, surveyors and building control officers. It:
? identifies the legislation which applies to any particular building use
? describes the general principles of designing means of escape, together with a ten step approach for a range of residential and non-residential buildings
? considers alternative design options based on fire safety engineering
? outlines fire safety management in premises in use as an aid to employers, who have a statutory duty to undertake fire risk assessments.