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Title: Fire risk to a local shopping mall
Authors: Chow, WK 
Ng, MY
Keywords: Fire risk analysis
Potential fire hazards
Fire safety provisions
Life safety
Property loss
Business interruption
Escape routes
Response time
Evacuation time
Required escape time
Risk management
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: InterScience
Source: International journal of risk assessment and management, 2002, v. 3, no. 2-4, p. 152-169 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of risk assessment and management 
Abstract: This paper addresses the safety aspects of local shopping malls. There are concerns about occupant density, high fire load and inadequate fire safety provisions such as passive building design, active fire protection and fire safety management. Therefore, a preliminary study on such a shopping mall was carried out in order to understand the potential fire hazard. A site survey was carried out to ascertain the geometry of the mall and the shops concerned, fire safety provisions including means of escape, fire services installations and transient occupant loading. A fire risk analysis of the shops concerned was made to study the potential hazards of the building and its contents, life safety and the activities being carried out. Probable fire environments are simulated by a two-layer zone model.
ISSN: 1466-8297 (Print)
1741-5241 (online)
DOI: 10.1504/IJRAM.2002.002550
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