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March / April 2007 Burj Dubai: Innovations in Crisis Response Planning

Crisis planning in the world's tallest tower; Safety challenges in convention centers; Problems with nuisance alarms; Proposed changes to NFPA 58.


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Contents


COVER STORY

Burj Dubai: Innovations in Crisis Response Planning
A well-defined Crisis Response Plan and innovative evacuation routes are part of the emergency plans being developed for the world's tallest tower.
James Antell, P.E., Jon Evenson, and Aaron F. Vanney

FEATURES

Life Safety in Tall Buildings
Changes to the 2009 editions of NFPA 1, NFPA 101, and NFPA 5000 include proposals focused on improving safety in high-rise buildings.
Milosh Puchovsky, P.E.

Fire and Life Safety Challenges in Convention Centers
As convention centers grow larger, the fire and life safety designs of these buildings become more challenging.
Geza Szakats, P.E.

Nuisance Alarms
Nuisance fire alarms have long been the bane of the commercial high-rise environment. Resolving the problem requires careful study and action.
Glen Kitteringham, M.Sc., CPP

Inside Propane Tanks
NFPA’s Technical Committee is recommending changes to NFPA 58 including provisions regarding composite cylinders.
By Rodney Osborne, Ph.D., P.E., Stephanie Flamberg, Bruce Swiecicki, P.E., Denise Beach, and Gregory Kerr


COLUMNS AND DEPARTMENTS


Buzzwords
Fire alarm system wiring insulation
Wayne D. Moore, P.E., FSFPE
In Compliance
Overcoming code misunderstandings
Chip Carson
Centennial
100 years in print
Art Cote, P.E., FSFPE
Outreach
Keeping it effortless
Amy Lebeau
Firewatch
Fire heavily damages store, but firefighters limit exposure loss
Kenneth Tremblay
Research
Fire risk assessment as a tool
Kathleen H. Almand, P.E., FSFPE
First Word
Establishing a culture of safety
James M. Shannon
Section Forum
Be in the spotlight, share your expertise, and contribute to NFPA Journal's exclusive "Section Forum"
Heads Up
Looking for signs
Russell P. Fleming, P.E.
Structural Ops
Estimating staff requirements
Russ Sanders & Ben Klaene