Singapore Fire Safety Engineering Guidelines 2015_1.pdf

Identification of buildings with performance based

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Identification of buildings with Performance-Based fire safety designs & certification by QP for A/A plans dated 5 th June 2012 Relevant circulars 6.12 Credentials and Endorsement of FSE Include name, credentials and endorsement of the FSE who prepared the manual. Credentials and Endorsement of FSE
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49 CHAPTER 7 7.0 Peer Reviewer The Peer Reviewer is another FSE, engaged by the building developer/owner, who is responsible to check the adequacy of the performance-based solution prepared by the FSE for the particular project. The Peer Reviewer is required to submit an official report (Peer Reviewer's Report) to SCDF detailing his comments on the FSE's work. It is expected of the Peer Reviewer to conduct a separate fire or evacuation modelling to verify the design solution proposed by the FSE, preferably using different software from that used by the FSE. In addition, the Peer Reviewer should comment on the assumptions, fire safety engineering approach, methodology, design parameters and software tools in the FER, etc proposed by the FSE. The Peer Reviewer will also need to furnish a Peer Reviewer declaration form together with the Peer Reviewer's Report in the submission to SCDF. The Peer Reviewer shall have no vested interest in the project that is being reviewed, or any involvement thereof which may be construed as a conflict of interest. As the peer reviewer must be independent from the project FSE, the peer reviewer should only be involved after the FSE had completed the FER. 7.1 Role of Peer Reviewer Role of Peer Reviewer (a) To review the robustness of the fire engineering study by the FSE, including reviewing design objectives, assumptions, methodologies, input parameters used by FSE. (b) To review the fire engineering analysis performed for consistency between FEDB and FER.
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50 (c) To perform independent sensitivity analysis (e.g. increasing fire size, increasing soot yield, increasing fire perimeter to reduce buoyancy, introduce MV failure, reduce walking speed, reduce awareness factor of exits, increase pre-movement times, etc) (d) Peer Reviewers should not be restricted or influenced in their design preference. Peer reviewers may determine their own technical approaches and acceptance criteria which may be different from the FSEs. 7.2 Stage of involvement of Peer Reviewer Stage of involvement of Peer Reviewer. (a) Peer Reviewers shall only be involved after the FSE had completed the FER in order to maintain the level of independency. 7.3 Modelling for Sensitivity Analysis Modelling for Sensitivity Analysis (a) Peer Reviewers shall use a validated modelling tool to conduct independent assessment. The validated modelling tool shall preferably be different from that used by the FSE. In the event that the Peer Reviewer uses the same modelling tool, the required pre-processing for setting up the model must be independently performed by the Peer Reviewer.
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