Assignment 2 “ Individual report
Functional requirement B1 of the Building Regulations deals with Means of Warning and Escape. Write an individual report of approximately 3,500 words critically assessing the functional requirement and how building designs can meet the requirement using standard guidance and codes.
The report should critically analyse and discuss the functional requirement B1 of the Building Regulations and review the standard UK prescriptive and performance based design guidance (ADB, BS999, BS7974). Example calculations should be used to demonstrate key points .
The report should address as a minimum:
Fire alarm and detection systems
Building occupancy, purpose groups
Horizontal and vertical escape route design principles including:
o Travel distances & Exit widths
o Stair provisions