Multi-occupancy and the new age of fire safety

The demand to assess and successfully manage fire safety within high-rise residential buildings has never been greater. And with 2021 introducing reformed regulations, how is this new age of fire safety shaping up? For multi-occupied residential buildings, fire safety responsibility…

New regulations for high-rise buildings will improve fire safety

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service welcomes new planning regulations for high-rise buildings that will come into force on Sunday, 1 August). The Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure and Section 62A Applications) (England) (Amendment) Order 2021 will make sure…

High-rise fire safety prioritised with new pipework

With recent regulations mandating more fire safety precautions be put in place around building services, a polymer specialist has released a Class B fire-rated pre-insulated pipework solution for quick installation in high-rise buildings. Following previous developments such as the 2018…

2021 Fire Safety Regulations explained

Fire safety has been at the forefront of conversations around building architecture and construction since the tragedy at the Grenfell Tower in 2017. With a recent fire at a New Providence Wharf tower block, which used the same cladding as…

Debating the future of fire safety for 2021 and beyond

While 2020 presented the social-housing industry with some of its toughest challenges to date, particularly in relation to Covid-19, it also offered significant opportunities for evaluation and improvement, particularly with regard to how fire-safety systems are implemented, managed and maintained…

Simon Rooks, Operations Director at Johnson Controls and council member of the British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association (BAFSA):

“The London Fire Brigade’s call for mandatory sprinklers in new high-rise buildings, irrespective of height, is yet another plea for action on fire safety. Industry bodies, building owners, and occupiers have been calling for vast improvements to fire safety regulations ever since…

Boundary protection

With a new Fire Code due for imminent release in the UAE and high rise building owners expecting increased regulation on external curtain walling and cladding for new buildings, Coopers Fire explains how fire curtain barrier systems may be used…

Smoke Shafts – The Solution for Smoke Control in High Rise Buildings

Smoke shafts are now the most commonly employed smoke control measure for high rise buildings such as hotels, offices and apartment blocks, being more widely adopted than automatic opening vents and pressurisation systems. The term ‘smoke shaft’ is commonly used…

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