Fire Loads in Heritage Buildings


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  • National Institute of Engineering, Building Fire Research Centre, Mysuru, 570 008, India

Abstract

The results of a fire load survey carried out on Daria Daulath Bagh and Mahadwara Gopuram Ranganatha Swamy temple at Srirangapatna Taluk, Mandya District, Karnataka (India) are presented. Two heritage buildings with a floor area of 1068.64 m2 were surveyed. The inventory method was used in the present survey. Analysis has been made to determine the influence of room use and floor level on fire loads. It is found that room use and room floor area are major parameters affecting the fire loads in a room. An attempt is made to calculate the composition of fire load in the buildings surveyed. In these buildings wood contributes to a substantial portion of the total fire load and the immovable contents contributes to about 90% of the total fire loads.

Keywords

Heritage Buildings, Protection of Structures and Moveable Items/Contents.

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