Biofilms: A Survival and Resistance Mechanism of Microorganisms

  • Laura Estela C
  • Ramos P
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In the last forty years, Brazil has seen several major fires resulting in dramatic human and material losses. These led to society-driven initiatives that together with national legislation gaps caused a diversity of building fire safety regulations which were only applicable to the corresponding state. This caused an administrative and technical disarray among fire safety agents, as well as anti-economical building design and construction. This paper presents a comparative study among building fire safety regulations in different Brazilian states aiming at the development and adoption of a technical regulation at a national level. The results showed many differences in regulations on the mandatory requirements for fire protection systems; however, a similar technical base among state regulations showed that a Brazilian national-level fire safety regulation could be created. © 2017 Elsevier Ltd




Laura Estela, C. R., & Ramos, P. (2012). Biofilms: A Survival and Resistance Mechanism of Microorganisms. In Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria - A Continuous Challenge in the New Millennium. InTech.

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