The book describes new developments in the past ten years, including advanced computational methods and computer software. Other additions include: methods for calculating membrane effect in fire exposed floor slabs; chapter on composite steel concrete construction; and case studies of structural collapses. The book begins with an introduction to fire safety in buildings, from the growth and development of fires to the devastating effects of severe fires on large building structures. Methods for calculating fire intensity and fire resistance are then described in detail, along with both simple and advanced methods for assessing and designing structural fire safety in buildings constructed of structural steel, reinforced concrete, or structural timber.
Structural Design for Fire Safety