A study on fire safety in churches in Hong Kong

Pao Yue-kong Library Electronic Theses Database

A study on fire safety in churches in Hong Kong

 

Author: Ng, Shui-tim
Title: A study on fire safety in churches in Hong Kong
Degree: M.Eng.
Year: 2009
Subject: Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations.
Church buildings -- China -- Hong Kong -- Fires and fire prevention
Fire prevention.
Department: Dept. of Building Services Engineering
Pages: xii, 105, [32] leaves : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm.
Language: English
InnoPac Record: http://library.polyu.edu.hk/record=b2303474
URI: http://theses.lib.polyu.edu.hk/handle/200/5110
Abstract: Churches in Hong Kong are different from those in foreign countries. For example, in Europe, America and Singapore, their churches are normally built as independent buildings and so the churches are of independently stand-alone type. However, due to the high land cost and dense population, the churches in Hong Kong are mostly located in high-rise buildings such as commercial buildings and residential buildings. Although churches of independent type are also found in Hong Kong (See Figure A.I to Figure A.4), this study only focuses on churches located inside commercial buildings (See Figure A.5 to Figure A.I) and residential buildings (See Figure A.8 to Figure A. 12). These churches alter the original building usage. And the fire safety provisions in a typical building may not be sufficient for a church purpose. Therefore, this study examines the fire safety in a church located inside a commercial building and another one located inside a residential building. The smoke and evacuation patterns are obtained by using the Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) and SIMULEX respectively. Besides, a questionnaire survey has been conducted to find out people's satisfaction with the church environment and their fire safety knowledge. Based on the results, the Fire Safety Management (FSM) Scheme is suggested for the churches in order to minimize the pre-movement time so as to reduce the total evacuation time and ensure more effective evacuation.

Files in this item

Files Size Format
b23034749.pdf 11.37Mb PDF
Copyright Undertaking
As a bona fide Library user, I declare that:
  1. I will abide by the rules and legal ordinances governing copyright regarding the use of the Database.
  2. I will use the Database for the purpose of my research or private study only and not for circulation or further reproduction or any other purpose.
  3. I agree to indemnify and hold the University harmless from and against any loss, damage, cost, liability or expenses arising from copyright infringement or unauthorized usage.
By downloading any item(s) listed above, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the copyright undertaking as stated above, and agree to be bound by all of its terms.

     

Quick Search

Browse

More Information