Tall Buildings


Government releases guide on the application process for the Building Safety Fund

The government has released a short guide on the Building Safety Fund (BSF) which provides funding to address life safety fire risks in England. Read More

New Fire Safety Regulations in England to implement ‘most’ Grenfell Tower inquiry recommendations

The Fire Safety Regulations 2022 introduce new duties implementing recommendations of the Phase 1 report of the Grenfell Tower inquiry. Read More

New simultaneous evacuation guidance for purpose-built blocks of flats

An explanation of the main provisions of the NFCC's new edition of simultaneous evacuation guidance for purpose-built blocks of flats. Read More

Concerns raised from BRAC and Government on single staircase provisions in tall residential buildings

A letter has been sent by DLUHC highlighting concerns over tall residential buildings with single staircases. Read More

Lack of government commitment to PEEPs in high rise residential blocks is a ‘kick in the teeth’ for disabled people

Speaking during the Tall Buildings Conference at FIREX 2022 in May, Elpseth Grant underlined her view on the importance of PEEPs. Read More

Smoke control in high-rise residential buildings – What have we learned?

At FIREX 2022, Ian Doncaster outlined what we have learned about the principles of smoke control in high-rise blocks of flats. Read More

The single stair debate: One staircase or two in tall buildings?

The pros and cons of having just one staircase in high rise residential buildings was the subject of an impassioned debate in May. We report. Read More

London high-rise apartments replaces Waking Watch with wireless fire detection solution

A wireless fire detection solution has been installed to replace a Waking Watch Scheme in six blocks of high rise apartments in North London. Read More

Evacuation alert system from C-Tec specified for eight-storey London residential block

An eight-storey block in Southwark, London, has installed C-Tec’s EVAC-ALERT evacuation alert system to comply with BS 8629 Read More

“Adherence to ‘stay put’ policy doesn’t work without a credible backup” – experts say at the Tall Buildings Conference

Various views on the stay put policy were debated in a panel discussion session at the 2022 Tall Buildings Conference at FIREX in May. Read More

Government omits requirement for Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans in latest consultation response

Following a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans consultation, the Government has opted against mandating PEEPs. Read More

Global fire menace is ‘enormous’ but can be tamed, says leading fire expert

What is the Decade of Action for Fire Safety initiative preparing to do in the global fire safety industry? We report from FIREX 2022. Read More

Scotland to ban combustible cladding on high-risk buildings over 11 metres

Legislation to ban the use of combustible cladding in Scotland on high-risk buildings above 11m has been laid before Scottish Parliament. Read More

FIREX to welcome world leading thinkers on high rise safety at Tall Building Fire Safety Conference 2022 – Agenda announced!

IFSEC Global provides the latest updates on what the International Tall Building Fire Safety Conference has to offer at FIREX 2022. Read More

An alternative solution for the challenges of single stairways in high-rise buildings – EVACSTAC on display at FIREX

IFSEC Global gets the lowdown on EVACSTAC, a solution designed to provide an alternative evacuation route for residents in tall buildings. Read More

FIA launches new Tall Buildings Fire Safety Management Course

The FIA is working with training provider Tall Building Fire Safety Network to offer an in-depth training course on fire safety management. Read More



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