Abstract

Evaluation of building safety usually covers two broad aspects, viz. structural dependability and occupant safety. The first lends itself to convenient assessment since it is relatively easier to obtain extensive empirical evidence of materials and structural components. The variation of actual results from estimates may be expected to be low because most materials obey well known physical laws. Thus, strict codes are more readily conceptualized and accepted.

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Originally published in the Proceedings of the Northeast American Institute for Decision Sciences Conference, pp. 121-123, 1981

Keywords

Building safety, Occupant safety

Subject Categories

Building sites--Safety measures

Disciplines

Engineering

Publisher

Omnipress

Publication Date

1981

Rights Information

Copyright 1981, Surendra M. Gupta

Rights Holder

Gupta M. Surendra



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