Concrete and Fire Safety

Publisher:MPA The Concrete Centre

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 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.