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Evolving the Fire Design Process Through BIM

Written on Mar 19, 2018

 

In the latest edition of the CanBIM Innovation Spotlight magazine, Entuitive’s Matt Smith tackles the topic of the Performance-Based Fire Design (PBFD) and the role of BIM in the building design process.

“In current Canadian practice, fire safety of a building is mainly prescriptive, which is not necessarily the only approach. There is an opportunity to treat fire as a load scenario to be designed for through PBFD, like other low-probability, high-consequence hazards. PBFD has been used internationally and provides architectural freedom, optimization of material and erection costs, and improved resilience for fire hazards.”

Read the full article here.