FIRE SAFETY DESIGN STRATEGY TOWARDS A PROPOSED HOSTEL DESIGN IN SOME SELECTED TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN NORTH EAST
- Students hostel,
- Fire outbreak,
- Design strategy,
- Fire safety
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This study dwells on “Fire safety design strategy towards a proposed hostel design in some selected tertiary institutions in the northeast. This is because fire requires specific conditions for it to occur through a source of ignition, these conditions are present in all buildings, as the by-product of design choice. Hence, fire can start at any time in a building depending on what caused it. As a result of incident of fire disaster, there has been public outcry of the need to reconcile these issues with building codes and fire safety designs. This research will aim at reducing the chances of fire incidences in hostel buildings by design strategies, and enhance the fire resistance for safe evacuation to a place of total safety. The research design adopted is case study. An assessment checklist and rating scale is the instrument used for data collection. The population of study are four student hostel buildings in The Polytechnic, Bali, Taraba State. These hostel buildings are selected based on convenience sampling techniques. The research is concluded by giving appropriate design guide and recommendations that professionals concerned with fire safety strategies will use in order to help in the evolvement of design that best provide for safety of the occupants.