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.
|Number of pages
|Building Services Engineering Research and Technology
|Published - 1998
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Building and Construction