Concrete and Fire Safety

ISBN:978-1-904818-64-9
Published:2008
Publisher:MPA The Concrete Centre
Price:Free

Building owners, occupiers and insurance companies are increasingly asking for more than the minimum fire resistance as specified by the Building Regulations. Of particular concern is the need for a burning building to provide a level of structural integrity that goes beyond the means of escape times required by the Building Regulations. It is a concern that is also shared by fire fighters. This new report explains how concrete construction, which is well suited to the new performance-based fire safety approach, can minimise the impact of fire upon a building.