Johnson Controls calls for stronger fire-safety compliance across high-rise residential development during Home Fire Sprinkler Week

Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, is calling for organisations to take urgent action for safety compliance across high-rise residential development during Home Fire Sprinkler Week. Now more than ever, the need for fire suppression…

Expect building failure – firefighters must always expect and plan for worst-case scenarios

Fires in residential high-rise buildings present tremendous challenges to firefighters, where inappropriate structural design, construction omissions and poor maintenance lead to widespread systemic failure. However, firefighters are now facing even greater challenges in these buildings due to more recent shifts…

Investing in fire safety at Norfolk’s high-rise buildings 

A training exercise at a high-rise building in Norwich was the latest piece of work carried out across Norfolk in response to the Grenfell Tower inquiry. Following the tragic fire in June 2017, the subsequent and ongoing inquiry has produced…

World’s leading firefighters come together to discuss high-rise firefighting

The 7th International High Rise / Tall Building Fire Safety Conference will take place between 17 and 19 May at London’s Excel Centre. There will be presentations from leading International High Rise Firefighting Experts: Brent Books: Cutting Edge High Rise…

Prime Secure launches wireless evacuation alarm technology, reducing burden on leaseholders paying for 24/7 waking watch by 82%

Prime Secure’s Fire Safety division, the Waking Watch Initiative, has launched the UK’s first affordable, wireless common fire alarm system, V-Fire,1 which removes the need for expensive waking watch fire marshals in high-rise buildings with flammable cladding. In the wake…

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…

Free high-rise firefighting event

Fighting fires at height in high-rise buildings is a complex and challenging task for firefighters. Access, communications and effects of wind and gravity are just a few of the complicating factors in high-rise fires. The Tall Building Fire Safety Network…

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