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The Economics of Fire Protection Ganapathy Ramachandran

The Economics of Fire Protection

Ganapathy Ramachandran

Published January 1st 2002
ISBN : 9781280404962
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This important new book, the first of its kind in the fire safety field, discusses the economic problems faced by decision-makers in the areas of fire safety and fire precautions. The author considers the theoretical aspects of cost-benefit analysisMoreThis important new book, the first of its kind in the fire safety field, discusses the economic problems faced by decision-makers in the areas of fire safety and fire precautions. The author considers the theoretical aspects of cost-benefit analysis and other relevant economic problems with practical applications to fire protection systems. Clear examples are included to illustrate these techniques in action.The work covers:* the performance and effectiveness of passive fire protection measures such as structural fire resistance and means of escape facilities, and active systems such as sprinklers and detectors* the importance of educating for better understanding and implementation of fire prevention through publicity campaigns and fire brigade operations* cost-benefit analysis of fire protection measures and their combinations, taking into account trade-offs between these measures.The book is essential reading for consultants and academics in construction management, economics and fire safety, as well as for insurance and risk management professionals.