Author: R. Plank
2 January 2018
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All the articles from the January 2018 issue.
Enquiries received in the Library on fire engineering can be categorised broadly into six headings. * Fire properties and performance of materials * Fire-resistant design *Fire management * Fire damage assessment and repair * Standards * Case studies This article lists a selection of what the Library has on these subjects and the most frequently requested items.
Structural fire engineering is often adopted in large open-plan structuressuch as airport terminals, railway stations, etc., where the low fire risk can be directly conceived and a structural fire analysis may bring significant savings on structural fire protective coatings. In some recent cases, structural fire engineering approaches have also been applied to landmark high-rise buildings in China. This paper introduces four different examples of such methods with varying motivations, approaches and ultimate design schemes, to provide readers with an insight into the commercial application of structural fire engineering in China.