Submitted By Mrinmoe
CENTER FOR FIRE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Tokyo University of Science 2641 Yamazaki, Noda-shi, Chiba 278-8510 JAPAN
Report with Recommendations for Updated Bangladesh National Building Code-BNBC(Part-4)
Bangladesh National Building Code (BNBC) was first drafted in 1993 but not formally reviewed and updated. Since then, major changes have taken place in every discipline of the Building technology. To make this code time worthy, Ministry of Housing and Public Works formed a steering committee with the responsibility ofUpdating BNBC 1993 by a G.O. having circular no. Section 8/IM-5/93(part) 812 (28) date:15.09.2008. The Housing and Building Research Institute (HBRI) has been entrusted with thetask of providing secretarial service to the steering committee and managing theimplementation of the project. In response to the Request for Proposal (RFP) from HBRI,Bureau of Research, Testing and Consultation (BRTC) of Bangladesh University ofEngineering and Technology (BUET) submitted Technical and Financial proposals forupdating the code. Consequently an agreement was signed between HBRI and BRTC on the15th of December, 2009 giving the task of updating the Code to BRTC, BUET. In this regard, An Inception Report to update the BNBC has already been approved by the concerned authority (http://www.buet.ac.bd/ce/pdf/Top%20pages_Inception%20Report.pdf). Tokyo University of Science (TUS) under the Global COE program conducted A Lecture Course & Seminar in Bangladesh on 21-23 November, 2010 at Public Works Department (PWD) Auditorium in Dhaka, Bangladesh. In that program, there was a request to the TUS-GCOE Team for their academic recommendations on the updating of the proposed upgraded BNBC (Part-4), referring to firefighting/protection technology and building standards in Japan. Therefore, A Committee named “GCOE Advisory Committee for Updating of Bangladesh National…...