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Project FAIL-SAFE Research Reports Now Available

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The RMC Research & Education Foundation announces the availability of deliverables from the Factually Analyzing Integrated Layers of Safety Against Fire’s Effects (FAIL-SAFE) project, spearheaded by the National Association of State Fire Marshals’ (NASFM) Fire Research & Education Foundation with financial support from the RMC Research & Education Foundation and the Portland Cement Association. The project, which took place at the Worcester (MA) Polytechnic Institute, studied the interaction between active and passive fire protection systems. A main concern inspiring this project surrounded the increased reliance on the use of sprinkler systems as a trade-off in foregoing other fire safety protection measures. The preliminary data indicate that such trades-offs have indeed led to a decline in building fire safety scores since the trade-offs were implemented in building codes starting in 2000.

Deliverables include literature reviews, a Research Summary Infographic, a Risk Evaluation MATRIX Report, training and education PowerPoints and other materials. You can also view the recent Build With Strength video that references this research. The deliverables are available here and are also linked from the Foundation’s Web site.

For more information on the work of the RMC Research & Education Foundation, please contact Julie Garbini or Jennifer LeFevre.


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