Fire at the Urban Wildland Interface: Cost-Benefit Evaluation of Proposed California State Fire Marshal Building Construction

National Park Service photo by Sasha Ernst

National Park Service photo by Sasha Ernst. CC-ND

In this report, economic and construction data was evaluated to estimate impact on various business sectors and specific costs associated with the proposed regulations if implemented. In preparing this report, a specific data set generated in the after-action analysis of these fires was complemented by general and historical information concerning UWI fire safety issues and the results of fire safety engineering and research activities, primarily conducted by the University of California Forest Products Laboratory, to provide sound technical evaluations and descriptions of the fire performance of common construction assemblies elements and technology used in buildings found in UWI areas.

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