Tall Buildings


Government announces £30m Waking Watch Fund for fire alarm installations to “reduce reliance on patrols”

Announced by Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick, ihe fund is set to “remove” or “reduce” the need for interim safety measures at high-rise buildings with unsafe cladding. Read More

FIA online portal for EWS-1 forms goes live

Designed to overcome some of the challenges in creating a consistent process for the uploading and retrieval of EWS-1 forms, the FIA has developed a portal to provide a reliable location for the forms. Read More

“Drones are not a new threat, but simply a new delivery mechanism” – The role of data in mitigating against the drone risk

IFSEC Global reports on a recent presentation from Dedrone on the growing threat of drones to security, and how data can support in mitigating the risk. 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

EVAC-ALERT by C-TEC to headline sponsor the Construction Fire Safety Conference on Wednesday 14th October

FIREX International and The Tall Buildings Fire Safety Network are delighted to announce that EVAC-ALERT by C-TEC will be the headline partner of the Construction Fire Safety Conference, taking place online on 14th October 2020. Read More

“Sharing best practice is critical in tall buildings crisis management”

IFSEC Global chats to Andy Baker, QPM, LLB (Hons), AKC, and former Head of Security at The Shard, about what attendees can expect from the opening day of this year’s Tall Building Fire Safety Conference. Read More

Social and private landlords urged to accelerate plans to remove and replace ACM cladding

The Mayor of London and London Fire Commissioner have called for faster action on the nationwide building safety crisis. Read More

Tall Building Fire Safety Conference 2020 to take place online

The Tall Building Fire Safety Conference, which typically runs alongside FIREX International at ExCeL London, is moving online. Find out what's on and how to register, here! Read More

Crucial gaps found in façade fire safety regulatory regime

Analysis of the criteria developed to approve the use of combustible materials on tall buildings has uncovered inadequate processes. Read More

Considering fire safety alongside acoustic drainage

Franz Huelle, Head of Technical at Rehau Building Solutions, discusses fire safety considerations with acoustic drainage installation. Read More

Firefighters welcomed by NFCC Chair to High Rise Firefighting Conference

The first day of this year’s Tall Buildings Fire Safety Conference is set to focus on high rise firefighting – a topical subject considering the number of incidents in the UK over recent years. Read More

9/11 and Hurricane Katrina first responder confirmed as keynote for Tall Building Fire Safety Conference

A first responder to 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina has been confirmed as keynote speaker the fifth International Tall Building Fire […] Read More

Hackitt Interim Report: FPA backs recommendations and announces event to discuss findings

The FPA is holding an event at the Cavendish Conference Centre in London, on 5 February 2018, to address issues highlighted by the Hackitt review. Read More

Dates announced for tall building fire safety events

The Tall Building Fire Safety Network, which offers regular courses and conferences on tall building fire safety management in locations around the world, has announced a full schedule of events for 2017/18. Read More

How City workers had to evacuate London’s Gherkin building after fire alert

Several hundred staff and city workers were recently evacuated from the iconic 'Gherkin' skyscraper in London’s financial district, following the discovery of a fire in the building’s basement. Read More



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