Buildings & Archives from Fire
Venice Charter : 1964 - International Charter for
the Conservation and Restoration of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)
A Fire Defence Plan for an historical building must always,
at the very least, incorporate a proper consideration of this
to be allowed maximum flexibility by an Authority Having Jurisdiction
(AHJ) in the development of an appropriate Fire Defence Plan,
it is also advisable to work within generally agreed understandings,
at international level, of the following ........
or Site, of Historical Importance ;
or Site, of Cultural Importance ;
or Site, of Architectural Importance.
Other Charters & Instruments.
Wider Issues for Consideration
must be to protect and conserve, but also to sustainably exploit
the wealth and value of cultural, historical and architectural
heritage as an important ingredient in 'social wellbeing'.
with Activity Limitations
people, of all ages, who are unable to perform, independently
and without aid, human activities or tasks - because of a
health condition or physical / mental / cognitive / psychological
impairment of a permanent or temporary nature.
Physical Restrictions on Participation in Society
Protection of People
with Activity Limitations from Fire
Design for Fire
Human and Social Development
of Historical Buildings
Technology Ireland Magazine
: March 1992
'Fire and Conservation' - The approach outlined
in this magazine article, by C.J. Walsh, would be similar
to that undertaken for Buildings of Cultural or Architectural
& Codes of Practice
National Fire Protection Association (USA)
NFPA 909 : 2001
Code for the (Fire) Protection of Cultural Resources
Published - 2001-02-09
NFPA 914 : 2001
Code for Fire Protection of Historic Structures
Published - 2001-02-09
British Standards Institution (GB)
BS 5454 : 2000
Recommendations for the storage and exhibition of archival
Published - 2000-04-15
||Protection of Archives
(Including Computer Data Media)
Storage Critical Values:
Storage of Small Items in Fire Protected Cabinets:
Large Volumes of Storage:
Traditional approaches to Fire Protected Room construction,
which involve the use of concrete and/or masonry, are inherently
unreliable for the purpose of archival material storage, especially
very fragile / sensitive artefacts and computer data media.
the Modular Fire Protected Room , intended for installation
in a building of framed construction, the structure of which
has been designed with sufficient fire
resistance performance .
This Room assures a protected environment for the duration
of a fire incident, i.e. from Ignition until the end
of the Cooling Phase of a Fire ........
Another version of the Modular Fire Protected Room has,
itself, a robust construction which is capable of withstanding
This version of Room is suitable for installation in existing
/ historical buildings which do not have a frame structure.
Fire Protected Room in Southern Germany - 320 m2
of Fire Product / System Performance
Persons (Fire Safety Design & Engineering)
Guidance Note 95 /104 (a)
(Fire Safety Design & Engineering)
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Pointers On How Not To Do Things !
L'Hotel de Ville (Stadhuis / Town Hall), Bruxelles, Belgique
- Avril, 2000 .........
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