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5.1.1 Application

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The requirements of this Chapter shall apply to facilities designed to the performance-based option permitted by the Building Code and this Code.

5.1.2 Goals and Objectives

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The performance-based design shall meet the goals and objectives of this Code in accordance with the Building Code or this Code.

5.1.3* Approved Qualifications

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5.1.4* Plan Submittal Documentation

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When a performance based design is submitted to the AHJ and the Building Official for review and approval, the owner shall document, in an approved format, each performance objective and applicable scenario, including any calculation methods or models used in establishing the proposed design's fire and life safety performance.
The AHJ shall be permitted to require an approved independent third party to review the proposed design and provide an evaluation of the design to the AHJ at the expense of the owner.

5.1.6 Sources of Data

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5.1.7 Final Determination

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The AHJ and the Building Official shall make the final determination as to whether the performance objectives have been met.

5.1.8* Operations and Maintenance Manual

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An approved Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Manual shall be provided by the owner to the AHJ and shall be maintained at the facility in the fire command center.

5.1.9* Information Transfer to the Fire Service

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Where a performance-based design is approved and used a registered design professional shall ensure that information regarding the operating procedures of the performance-based designed fire protection system is transferred to the owner and to the AHJ for inclusion in the pre-fire plan.
The design features required for the facility to meet the performance goals and objectives shall be maintained by the owner and be readily accessible to the AHJ for the life of the facility.
The facility shall be maintained in accordance with all documented assumptions and design specifications.

5.1.10.2.1

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Any proposed changes or variations from the approved design shall be approved by the AHJ and the building inspector prior to the actual change.
Any approved changes to the original design shall be maintained in the same manner as the original design.

5.1.11* Annual Certification

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Where a performance-based design is approved and used, a registered design professional shall annually certify to the AHJ and the Building Official that the design features and systems have been maintained in accordance with the approved original performance-based design and assumptions and any subsequent approved changes or modifications to the original performance-based design.

5.1.12 Hazardous Materials

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5.1.12.1

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5.1.13 Special Definitions

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5.2 Performance Criteria

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5.2.1 General

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5.2.2* Specific Performance Criteria

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5.2.2.1* Fire Conditions

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5.2.2.2* Explosion Conditions

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5.2.2.3* Hazardous Materials Exposure

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5.2.2.4* Property Protection

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5.2.2.5* Public Welfare

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5.2.2.6 Occupant Protection From Untenable Conditions

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5.2.2.7 Emergency Responder Protection

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5.2.2.8 Occupant Protection From Structural Failure

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5.3 Retained Prescriptive Requirements

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5.3.1 Systems and Features

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5.3.2 Electrical Systems

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5.3.3 General

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5.3.4 Means of Egress

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5.3.5 Equivalency

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5.4* Design Scenarios

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5.4.1 General

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5.4.1.3.1

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5.4.1.6

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5.4.2 Required Design Scenarios — Fire

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5.4.2.1* Fire Design Scenario 1

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5.4.2.1.1

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5.4.2.1.2

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5.4.2.2* Fire Design Scenario 2

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5.4.2.3* Fire Design Scenario 3

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5.4.2.4* Fire Design Scenario 4

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5.4.2.5* Fire Design Scenario 5

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5.4.2.6* Fire Design Scenario 6

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5.4.2.7* Fire Design Scenario 7

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5.4.2.8* Fire Design Scenario 8

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5.4.3 Required Design Scenarios — Explosion

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5.4.3.1* Explosion Design Scenario 1

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5.4.3.1.1

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5.4.3.1.2

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5.4.4* Required Design Scenarios — Hazardous Materials

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5.4.4.1 Hazardous Materials Design Scenario 1

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5.4.4.2 Hazardous Materials Design Scenario 2

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5.4.4.3 Hazardous Materials Design Scenario 3

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5.4.4.4 Hazardous Materials Design Scenario 4

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5.4.4.4.1

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5.4.5 Required Design Scenarios — Safety During Building Use

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5.4.5.1* Building Use Design Scenario 1

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5.4.5.2 Building Use Design Scenario 2

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5.5 Evaluation of Proposed Designs

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5.5.1 General

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5.5.2 Use

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5.5.3 Input Data

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5.5.3.1 Data

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5.5.3.2 Data Requirements

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5.5.3.3 Uncertainty and Conservatism of Data

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5.5.4 Output Data

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5.5.5 Validity

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5.6* Safety Factors

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5.7 Documentation Requirements

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5.7.1* General

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5.7.2* Technical References and Resources

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5.7.2.1

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5.7.2.2

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All details of the proposed facility design that affect the ability of the facility to meet the stated goals and objectives shall be documented.

5.7.4 Performance Criteria

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5.7.5 Occupant Characteristics

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5.7.6 Design Scenarios

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5.7.7 Input Data

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5.7.8 Output Data

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5.7.9 Safety Factors

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5.7.10 Prescriptive Requirements

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5.7.11* Modeling Features

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5.7.11.1

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5.7.12 Evidence of Modeler Capability

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5.7.13 Performance Evaluation

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5.7.14 Use of Performance-Based Design Option

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