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Visualization of a Fire Risk Index Method with combined deferred maintenance cost estimation within a BIM Environment

Schatz, Kristian and Rüppel, Uwe (2014):
Visualization of a Fire Risk Index Method with combined deferred maintenance cost estimation within a BIM Environment.
In: Computing in Civil and Building Engineering 2014, American Society of Civil Engineers, In: International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering (ICCCBE), Orlando, USA, 23.-25. Juni 2014, pp. 267-274, ISBN 978-0-7844-1361-6,
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Abstract

The goals of fire protection activities are to prevent fires, rescue people and ensure the effectiveness of firefighting. To achieve these goals for complex buildings, holistic fire protection concepts are developed which should take into account the special characteristics of each building. To ensure fire safety during the building lifecycle, a maintenance strategy is required. This includes recurring site inspections by experts, especially when a building needs to be refurbished or in the context of a technical due diligence during real estate transactions. If a malfunction of a fire safety element is detected in the context of these inspections, this is called a fire protection deficiency. These deficiencies decrease the fire safety rating of the building, increase the risk level, and result in deferred maintenance costs. For the analysis of the fire risk level and for risk comparisons between buildings and fire protection concepts, different techniques and approaches are available and are summarized under the term risk methods. A problem during this process is that findings and results from risk assessments are difficult to bring together with the real building. Information of the influence of individual fire safety deficiencies (technical, structural fire protection elements/components) on the risk level of the whole building and the associated repair and replacement costs are not directly related. This relationship must be associated in the expert's mind based on different documents. To overcome these limitations and to support the planning of deferred maintenance tasks, the goal of the presented approach is to visualize all required information within a BIM environment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2014
Creators: Schatz, Kristian and Rüppel, Uwe
Title: Visualization of a Fire Risk Index Method with combined deferred maintenance cost estimation within a BIM Environment
Language: English
Abstract:

The goals of fire protection activities are to prevent fires, rescue people and ensure the effectiveness of firefighting. To achieve these goals for complex buildings, holistic fire protection concepts are developed which should take into account the special characteristics of each building. To ensure fire safety during the building lifecycle, a maintenance strategy is required. This includes recurring site inspections by experts, especially when a building needs to be refurbished or in the context of a technical due diligence during real estate transactions. If a malfunction of a fire safety element is detected in the context of these inspections, this is called a fire protection deficiency. These deficiencies decrease the fire safety rating of the building, increase the risk level, and result in deferred maintenance costs. For the analysis of the fire risk level and for risk comparisons between buildings and fire protection concepts, different techniques and approaches are available and are summarized under the term risk methods. A problem during this process is that findings and results from risk assessments are difficult to bring together with the real building. Information of the influence of individual fire safety deficiencies (technical, structural fire protection elements/components) on the risk level of the whole building and the associated repair and replacement costs are not directly related. This relationship must be associated in the expert's mind based on different documents. To overcome these limitations and to support the planning of deferred maintenance tasks, the goal of the presented approach is to visualize all required information within a BIM environment.

Title of Book: Computing in Civil and Building Engineering 2014
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers
ISBN: 978-0-7844-1361-6
Uncontrolled Keywords: ISBN: 978-0-7844-1361-6
Divisions: 13 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences > Institute of Numerical Methods and Informatics in Civil Engineering
13 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences
Event Title: International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering (ICCCBE)
Event Location: Orlando, USA
Event Dates: 23.-25. Juni 2014
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2015 09:45
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