Fire alarm bell audibility in a housing block in Hong Kong

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A case study on fire alarm bell audibility in a government housing block in Hong Kong is presented. A sound survey included sound pressure level measurement, and a questionnairehas been administered. The results highlight a typical problem in the audibility of fire alarm bell in residential buildings in Hong Kong. Improvement to the fire alarm bell system is suggested. A performance-based approach to fire safety provision in building design is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-127
Number of pages5
JournalBuilding Services Engineering Research and Technology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction


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