A Comparison on Codes of Egress Safety in Each Country


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As buildings tend to become bigger, higher and more complex, types of fire outbreak have diversified these days. Accordingly, it has also become difficult to cope with fire outbreaks resulting in a higher risk of suffering loss. The purpose of this study is to provide basic data for securing reasonable egress plans and safety of egress by comparing egress regulations of countries including America (NFPA 101), British (Building Regulation-Approve document B), New Zealand(Building Regulation & Compliance document for New Zealand building code), Japan (Architecture Relationship Statute book) and Korea (Architecture Statute book).



Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 374-377)

Edited by:

Hui Li, Yan Feng Liu, Ming Guo, Rui Zhang and Jing Du




H. An et al., "A Comparison on Codes of Egress Safety in Each Country", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 374-377, pp. 2025-2028, 2012

Online since:

October 2011




[1] NFPA 101 Life Safety Code , NFPA(2009).

[2] The Building Regulations – Approved Document B , HMSO(2006).

[3] New Zealand Building Regulations 1992, The Department of Building and Housing (2009).

[4] Compliance Document for New Zealand Building Code Fire Safety Clauses, The Department of Building and Housing (2010).

[5] Japan Architecture Relationship Statute book, Sogoshikaku (2011).

[6] Korea Ministry of Government Legislation, Korea National Law Information Center, http: /www. law. go. kr.