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Bridging the Knowledge Gap between Fire Engineers and Building Service Engineers - Using the Analytic Hierarchy Process Approach

Doheim, Rahma, Yohanis, Yigzaw G, Nadjai, Ali and Elkadi, Hisham (2016) Bridging the Knowledge Gap between Fire Engineers and Building Service Engineers - Using the Analytic Hierarchy Process Approach. Procedia Engineering, 145 . pp. 1144-1152. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2016.04.148

Abstract

Architects are confronted with the priority of the early integration of natural smoke ventilation (NSV) and natural thermal ventilation (NTV) objectives in retail building designs due to several reasons including wide range of expertise and lack of fire safety knowledge. This paper presents the perception of fire engineers (FE) and building service engineers (BSE) regarding the conceptual priorities of the early integration for particular design decisions. This was achieved through surveying FE and BSE and conducting an analytical study using the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) technique. An experts’ panel was held for each profession for confirmation. The results showed that FE and BSE have agreed on the most and least crucial design decisions that should/shouldn’t require integration of NSV and NTV objectives in the early stages of the architectural design process

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Architecture design decisions, Early integration, Natural smoke ventilation, Analytic hierarchy process.
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > School of the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Built Environment Research Institute > Centre for Sustainable Technologies (CST)
Built Environment Research Institute
Built Environment Research Institute > Fire Safety and Engineering Research and Technology Centre (FireSERT)
ID Code:36419
Deposited By: Professor Ali Nadjai
Deposited On:06 Dec 2016 16:05
Last Modified:15 Apr 2017 22:06

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