Tall Buildings


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

Major fire at block of flats and offices in Whitechapel

A major fire has broken out on the 17th floor of a block of flats in the Whitechapel/Aldgate area of London. Read More

Additional £27 million for Waking Watch Relief Fund announced by government

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

“We learn from the mistakes of others; we may not live long enough to make them all by ourselves” – High rise expert Brent Brooks on the challenges in tall building safety

We speak to Brent Brooks, speaker at this year's Tall Buildings Fire Safety Conference, about the biggest challenges facing the industry. Read More

Construction of Canary Wharf skyscraper halted over fire safety concerns

Plans to build a 51-storey, 174m high tower block in east London have been put on hold due to fire safety concerns. Read More

“Fire safety – people were complacent about it. Grenfell was the wake up call” – RICS’ Gary Strong on developing international standards and chairing the 2022 Tall Building Fire Safety Conference

RICS' Gary Strong discusses the development of improved international fire safety standards. Read More

High-rise Amsterdam towers receive intumescent coating for improved fire protection

FIRETEX FX6002 has been chosen as part of an intumescent coating system for fire protection of a residential and hotel development in Amsterdam. Read More



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