STUDY OF SAFE SEPARATING DISTANCES BETWEEN THE NEWLY CONSTRUCTED BUILDINGS AT MOSUL UNIVERSITY TO PREVENT FIRE PROPAGTION BY RADIATION
DIYALA JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING SCIENCES,
2014, Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 19-31
AbstractThe current constructional development in Mosul University have shown some problems related to the selection of buildings sites and distances between them, particularly in providing safety and preventing spread of fire by radiation from one building to another.
These distances depend largely on the area of unprotected openings (windows & doors) at the building facades and the severity of the expected fire which in turn depends on the type of building occupation whether it was residential, commercial, industrial or buildings of assembly.
Codes and international building regulations and researches related to fire safety addressed this problem and listed a number of methods to calculate these distances based on specific variables.
This study deals with examining these distances through selecting one of these methods on specific bases to be applied on a selected sample of newly constructed buildings at Mosul University and then compared these calculated distances with the real distances.
The study showed that there is a clear difference between distances which were calculated according to the selected method and the real distances, which refers to the neglect of this planning and designing aspect, finally the study listed some possible design solutions.
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