Singapore Fire Safety Engineering Guidelines 2015_1.pdf

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Tenability criteria to be sampled at 2.5m from the finish floor level. 22 Figure 3.3 FED Sampling 25 Document History Date Alterations New Document Effective from : N.A.
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8 CHAPTER 1 1.0 INTRODUCTION The Singapore Fire Safety Engineering Guidelines (SFEG) provides a means for Fire Safety Engineers (FSEs) to carry out Performance-Based (PB) designs to meet the objectives of the Fire Code (Code of Practice for Fire Precautions in Buildings). Where the design of fire safety works deviates from the prescribed or deemed-to-satisfy requirements stipulated in the Fire Code, the FSE may embark on an alternative solution ie PB approach to address these deviations. The SFEG therefore seeks to guide the FSEs and Peer Reviewers in preparing the relevant documents for submission to SCDF for approval. The documents to be prepared by the FSE include the (i) Fire Safety Engineering Design Brief (FEDB), (ii) Fire Safety Engineering Report (FER) and the (iii) Operations and Maintenance Manual (O&M), while that of Peer Reviewer includes the Peer Reviewer Report (PRR). This SFEG comprises two main parts, namely: Part 1: PB regulatory framework, fire engineering design concepts, submission documentation requirements and the roles and responsibilities of the Fire Safety Engineers, Peer Reviewers and Registered Inspectors (FSE). Part 2: Common alternative solutions from prescribed requirements and the general design approaches to address them. While the latter part outlines the general design approaches to common alternative solutions from prescribed requirements, these are not mandated approaches and users are advised to apply them with care in view that buildings differ in terms of its design layout, fire load, occupant characteristics, etc. For such buildings where their design approach differs from that outlined in this document, the user is advised to engage SCDF early in establishing the design parameters.
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9 Similarly, care must be exercised by the user when using any information in this document. SCDF shall not be held responsible for any wrongful design or misuse of information arising from the use of this document. 1.1 REGULATORY FRAMEWORK . 1.1.1 A FSE is required to be appointed for the preparation of alternative solutions as part of the building plan submission to SCDF. The FSE is required to produce a preliminary report - Fire Safety Engineering Design Brief (FEDB) to be submitted to SCDF for in-principle approval. The FEDB outlines the proposed fire safety engineering approach, methodology, and software tools etc. The FSE may consult SCDF on his FEDB proposal prior to its submission. The FEDB will be assessed by SCDF. Upon the in-principle approval of the FEDB, the FSE can proceed to prepare the Fire Safety Engineering Report (FER) and the Operations and Maintenance Manual (O&M).
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