The story details the development of the Circuit of the Americas racetrack complex east of Austin, Texas, a project that had “become a development colossus with a tight deadline and a long list of potentially complex fire code requirements.” Learn more about how stakeholders implemented a testing and acceptance process while using a performance-based approach for assessing the risks.
Also featured in this issue is an article, "Front Burner" about a project that aims to help develop standardized fire scenarios and performance test methods for cooking-fire mitigation technologies conducted under the auspices of the Fire Protection Research Foundation.
Video: Dan Gottuk, senior engineer with Hughes Associates provides an overview of the research project into standardizing cooking fire mitigation tests.Cooking fires are the leading cause of home structure fires.
Video: Hughes Associates research engineer Josh Dinaburg provides a detailed look at an actual testing being conducted to develop a standardized test for evaluating the performance of fire prevention devices for cooking ranges.
Learn more about this research at http://www.nfpa.org/cooking_research