Fire Safety Engineering

The early detection of fire is necessary to give building occupants time to escape and to limit the damage to property. Achieving reliable early detection with minimal false alarms over a broad range of applications is a challenge. The detection of smoke-like phenomena commonly found in the service environment, such as steam, aerosols and airborne dust, contribute to the numbers of unwanted alarms. Since 2013 BRE...

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Liverpool-fire-echo-arena

[caption id="attachment_5986" align="alignnone" width="300"] Photo: Sky News[/caption] A serious fire occurred this New year’s Eve at the Echo Arena car park in Liverpool. The fire is believed to have started in one vehicle and quickly spread to the point that the fire service were unable to get sufficient water onto the blaze to extinguish it. At least three levels could be seen alight at the height...

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Grenfell Tower Fire Engineering Risk Assessment

Grenfell Tower fire: safety rules failing, says review, calls made by Dame Judith Hackitt   A ‘culture change’ in attitudes 'instead of doing things cheaply' is needed to building safety to prevent further tragedies such as that at Grenfell Tower, according to Dame Judith Hackitt, who is responsible for leading the review into regulations and fire safety.   Dame Judith Hackitt told BBC Radio 4's Today programme people had...

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