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Impact of Sprinklers on the Fire Hazard in Dormitories:  Sleeping Room Fire Experiments
NIST Technical Note 1658
Daniel Madrzykowski and William D. Walton, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
January 2010
Posted:  September 11, 2011

Emergency Egress From Buildings
NIST Technical Note 1623
Richard W. Bukowski, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
January 2009
Posted:  September 10, 2011

Design and Construction of Building Exits
Miscellaneous Publication M151
National Bureau of Standards (NBS)
October 10, 1935
Posted:  September 10, 2011

Thirty Years Gone:  The MGM Grand Fire
Friends of Classic Las Vegas
November 21, 2010
Posted:  August 24, 2011

Building Materials and Structures-Report BMS92
Subcommittee on Fire-Resistance Classifications
Central Housing Committee on Research, Design and Construction
October 7, 1942
Posted:  August 17, 2011

Fire Safety of Wood Construction Is Not On Trial
Michael Giroux, Canadian Wood Council
Posted:  May 31, 2011

Reconvened International Conference on Firesafety in High-Rise Buildings
General Services Administration
October 5, 1971
Posted:  April 12, 2011

Executive Order 12866
William J. Clinton, President of the United States
September 30, 1993

The Total Cost of Fire in the United States
John R. Hall, Jr.,
Fire Analysis and Research Division, National Fire Protection Association
March, 2010
Posted:  January 12, 2011

Merrell v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Supreme Court of Texas, Case No. 09-0224
June 18, 2010
Posted:  September 11, 2010

Cardington and Broadgate Fires.
Dr. Susan Lamont
Posted:  August 5, 2010

Computer models and the limitations in safety design
Dr. Alan N. Beard
Industrial Fire Journal
January 1, 2009
Posted:  July 22, 2010

Reliability of computer models in fire safety design
Dr. Alan N. Beard
Heriot- Watt University
Industrial Fire Journal
April 2008
Posted:  July 22, 2010

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