Resilient Fire Prevention and Management Strategies for Structures and Materials Stored under Urban Bridges

The collapse of an urban bridge resulting from a massive fire causes significant economic damage. Preventing a recurrence of such accidents involving massive fire requires special management regulations and strategies for the fires that break out under bridges. This study introduces several strategies for the fire risk management of materials stored under bridges through the lessons learned from similar cases in South Korea. In addition, this study investigates the optimum fire management method for the space under bridges based on the best practices conducted in Korea. This study also conducted fire simulations for materials temporarily stored under bridges with different heights and volumes of the materials. Based on the results of the fire simulation, this study establishes a required distance between bridges and facilities or materials under bridges. Finally, this study suggests a guideline to establish fire management standards for the materials and facilities under bridges.

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    • © 2018 American Society of Civil Engineers.
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    American Society of Civil Engineers

    New York, New York  United States 

    Construction Research Council


    Construction Institute

  • Authors:
    • Park, Jisoo
    • Cho, Yong K
    • Shim, Jaewon
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  • Publication Date: 2018-3


  • English

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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 10p
  • Monograph Title: Construction Research Congress 2018: Safety and Disaster Management

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  • Accession Number: 01683456
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784481288
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Oct 4 2018 4:47PM