Safety Zone Magazine January 2018 - Page 10

this works well in routine cases, the approach can lack flexibility when buildings have unusual design parameters. As an International Code Council (ICC) accepted alternative, however, performance based design allows “alternate materials and methods” that offer equivalent or superior fire safety performance. In terms of enhancing fire safety, this often involves utilizing scientific calculations and engineering as well as computer fire modeling to determine how a building would respond to fire. With this approach, a design is considered acceptable if the fire engineering calculations demonstrate that it meets the measurable performance criteria set at the start of the process. In Clemson’s case, to consolidate operations the university sought to construct the 142,500 sq. ft. Allen N. Reeves Football Complex adjacent to its existing indoor football practice facility and outdoor practice fields. The state-of-the-art building, designed by architecture Protect your People and Property from Pest Bird Mess 67 Years • Surface Sanitizers & Deodorizers Clean the mess & stop dirty birds from returning with Nixalite! • Stainless Steel Bird Exclusion Spikes • Structural Bird Exclusion Netting • Bird Fogging & Hazing Equipment 1950 - 2017 FREE Bird Control Catalog www.nixalite.com - 888.624.1189 Nixalite ® of America Inc 1025 16th Ave, East Moline, IL 61244 E-mail: birdcontrol@nixalite.com 8 Safety Zone Magazine • January ‘18 firms Goodwyn Mills and Cawood, Inc. (GMC) and HOK, adjoins the indoor practice facility and outdoor practice fields, consolidating football operations into one complex. The complex features include 1.5 acres of outdoor leisure and entertainment space, hydrotherapy, training, weight room, steam room, recovery room and a Gatorade fuel bar. “We wanted to put a new two-story football complex building next to our indoor practice facility, which has a full football field, but the prescriptive code made this difficult,” says Borick, who sought to avoid separating the two buildings in order to keep the team on a tight, regimented schedule. According to Borick, this design was important to allow players to go from one area to the next (such as from the weightlifting room to the practice field) without having to walk outside in adverse weather conditions. “The challenge was that if we attached the two buildings, the prescriptive code would have required us to separate