Rise to the top with high rise residential CPD Seminars
Added on October 11th, 2017
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By Helen Thomas
Due to space constraints in urban environments, high-rise residential buildings are becoming the norm in large cities. In fact, 19 of the 50 tallest buildings in London have been built in the last seven years.
As the fire engineering consultants behind some of the capital’s largest projects, we’re ideally placed to guide our customers through the challenges that this type of development can present, as well as the opportunities that they can provide.
To help make sure that our clients are armed with the most relevant and current information on high-rise fire safety, we now offer a CPD session, guiding you through the fire safety measures, advantages and challenges of fire engineering for tall residential properties.
Ideal for architects, consultants, specifiers and beyond, the presentation can be held at your own premises, covering:
- Relevant legislation for tall building fire safety including Building Regulations and the Regulatory Reform Order;
- Primary design guidance including Approved Document B and British Standards BS9991 (residential) & BS9999 (non-residential).
- The advantages that an engineered approach can provide compared to prescriptive codes, including increased design freedom, cost savings and greater efficiency.
- Travel distances and the advantages of extending them using fire engineering.
- Additional tall building considerations, including requirements for additional equipment in buildings above 18m, 30m, and where open plan apartments are included.
While tall buildings provide an excellent solution to low land availability, and give architects the chance to re-shape a city’s skyline, it’s important to have all the necessary information at your disposal to achieve the best results.