SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1999

The Role of ASTM Subcommittee E5.33, ‘Fire Safety Engineering,’ in Performance-Based Fire Codes


ASTM Subcommittee E05.33 is the result of a recent merger between E05.35 on fire risk and hazard assessment and E5.39 on fire modeling. As such, E05.33 sees its scope as including not only standard guides for the calculation methods and logic used in performance-based codes and standards but also the infrastructure that will allow regulatory officials to evaluate performance-based designs or product risk analyses more easily in the future. Any group in ASTM with an interest in performance-based codes or standards related to fire safety should be able to develop their code or standard, with the help of E05.33. This paper reviews the plans for activities within E05.33, which, it is hoped, will make this promise a reality.

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Alpert, RL
Factory Mutual Research Corporation, Norwood, MA
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Developed by Committee: E05
Pages: 23–27
DOI: 10.1520/STP13360S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5412-4
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-2620-6