Conventional building codes do not make allowance for innovative and unique projects. The only way to justify alternative fire safety solutions is to use a performance based design approach.
Our holistic approach takes a step away from the prescriptive methodology; by evaluating the use and the purpose of the facility we are able to provide solutions that are cost efficient and easily incorporated, and this without compromising the life safety, property protection or business continuity levels required. Some of the typical areas where a performance based design is used are the following: extension of evacuation routes, creation of smoke reservoir which dimensions are beyond the code requirements, and optimization of structural design.
JVVA has extensive experience in providing fire safety engineering solutions that goes beyond a codified design. For any type of alternative design we produce a customized package with robust and viable fire safety solutions that specifically fulfills the needs of our client.
Performance Based Solution this year (2016)
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