Risk-based dimensioning of load-bearing capacity at the brand
Traditional methods for protecting structures in the event of a fire usually consist of passive systems such as cladding, fire protection painting and oversizing. Today’s regulations provide sparse instructions and opportunities on how active systems such as sprinklers and fire gas ventilation can be used to limit the spread of fire and maintain load-bearing capacity. Risk, ie. combination of frequency and consistency is a concept that does not appear to any great extent in the legislation. This, together with ambiguities regarding interpretations of both fully developed fires and local fires, creates an unclear level of requirements and a large difference in the level of safety between different premises.