High-rise fires


Are industry professionals confident in the new Building Safety Bill?

Experts discuss whether they believe the proposed Building Safety Bill can prevent another tragic event like Grenfell from happening again. Read More

Preliminary report into New Providence Wharf fire reveals smoke ventilation failure, with timber balconies “facilitating external spread of fire”

Over 100 firefighters tackled a fire at a block of flats in East London's New Providence Wharf on 7 May 2021. Read the latest on the incident. Read More

Housing Secretary announces extra £3.5bn to tackle cladding crisis

Robert Jenrick has promised an extra £3.5bn from Government to help remove the unsafe cladding from high-rise buildings over 18m. Read More

Futureproofing fire alarm systems – Apollo’s Salvy Vittozzi on Waking Watch replacements and the future of fire safety

Salvy Vittozzi discusses the latest guidance in high-rise residential, the need for clear legislation and what lies ahead for fire safety. Read More

High-rise apartment fire in South Korea leads to “dozens hospitalised”

A fire on the evening of October 9 in the city of Ulsan in South Korea has led to “dozens hospitalised” according to reports, with the blaze continuing until the early hours of Friday morning. Read More

Another high-rise building fire in UAE, while South Korean construction blaze results in deaths

Concerns over fire safety continue across the world, as 12 were injured in a recent high-rise building fire in UAE, while 38 were killed in a fire at a warehouse in South Korea in late April. Read More

£1 million fire sprinkler projects set to “keep hundreds safe”

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue spent the money fitting fire sprinklers in around 650 flats across the county in a bid to prompt owners of accommodation for mostly vulnerable residents to consider fire sprinklers as a long-term measure to keep their tenants safe. Read More

From Hyde Housing to Deepwater Horizon: Insights on tall building fire safety

Highlights from Dr Kathryn O’Brien’s talk on a ‘PDCA Central Line’ for fire risk management, Dr Jim Glockling’s analysis of the latest thinking around cladding toxicity and Brent O'Halloran on the Hyde Housing Fire Safety Task Force. Read More

Sixth International Tall Building Fire Safety Conference will focus on innovation, drones, fire science and more

As the international fire industry comes to terms with the serious tall building fires that have occurred in recent times, there is a need to consider how we can improve and enhance the current processes and equipment used for tall building fire safety and firefighting. Read More

Embedding fire protection into building design, throughout construction and across the supply chain

High-rise fires at Grenfell and the Middle East have spotlighted the need for supply chain collaboration over fire safety in modern building design like never before. Bob Glendenning of Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings examines the issues. Read More

Grenfell lessons expected to feature in 5th International Tall Building Fire Safety Conference

The conference, which will take place between 19–21 June 2018 during FIREX, will consider design and fire engineering, management and insurance of fire risk, and firefighting in tall buildings. Spaces are limited so book now. Read More

Watch: The funding crisis hampering fire safety upgrades in UK tower blocks

In this 56-second video we outline facts and figures that reveal how financial constraints are a serious impediment to remedying myriad shortcomings exposed by the worst UK fire in living memory. Read More

Energy-efficient designs are making balconies more of a fire risk, says DCLG report

Design measures taken to optimise energy efficiency in residential developments are potentially making balconies a greater fire risk, a report from BRE Global has concluded. Read More

Dubai High-Rise Fires: Sky-High Cladding Costs Might Prompt Focus on Active Fire Protection Instead

Skyscraper fires have become an all-too common occurrence in Dubai and yet another blaze erupted on the upper floors of a high-rise residential building recently. Read More

Vertical Cities: How to Safely Evacuate Tall Buildings

Gary Hicks, of Evac + Chair, Middle East described at FIREX 2016 how difficult it is to evacuate tall buildings safely. Read More

Tall Building Fire Safety Network’s FIREX Seminar Programme Confirmed

Taking place at London’s ExCeL on Wednesday 22 June, the programme includes presentations from chartered engineer Eoin O’Loughlin, Hilti’s Andrew Kay and Wilf Butcher of the Association for Specialist Fire Protection. Read More



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