E3S Web Conf.
Volume 53, 20182018 3rd International Conference on Advances in Energy and Environment Research (ICAEER 2018)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Environment Engineering, Environmental Safety and Detection|
|Published online||14 September 2018|
Fire-resistant Characteristics of Traditional Buildings in Urban Historic Districts
Associate Professor, Dept. of Land Management and Development, Chang Jung Christian University, 71101 Tainan City, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
2 Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Disaster Management, Central Police University, 33304 Taoyuan City, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
The fire-resistant quality of brick walls of the buildings in historic districts was investigated in this study. A review of the available literature, data application by simulation of fire dynamics, and experiments involving three types of brick walls with reference to the ISO834 temperature–time curve were utilized to ascertain the possibility of a fire spreading through the brick walls of historic buildings having vulnerable construction. The results demonstrated that smoke and combustion due to the heat penetrated through the clefts on the damaged exposed side of the brick walls or due to the inefficacy and cracks in the fireproofing material used. To prevent the decline of antique historic or old buildings, it is necessary to consider the reinforcement of the fire-resistant characteristics of their walls. Besides, concerted efforts need to be put in to educate the residents regarding fire safety along with a comprehensive fire safety management planning strategy for historic districts.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2018
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