|There has been a resurgence of interest in fire and life safety of tall buildings following the events of 9/11, but also stimulated by the current trend in building design to reach greater heights than ever before with schemes of increasing complexity and architectural merit. The Fire and Life Safety Working Group is an international cross discipline working group that reviews current research and offers guidance and support to developers, designers and local code enforcement agencies of tall buildings. It is concerned with leading the industry, globally, towards a consensus on designing safe buildings, taking account of modern forms of risk, when and where appropriate.|
This working group has a unique mix of members that include those from academia, structural engineers, practicing architects, fire engineers and code applications practitioners. The Co-Chairs believe this cross-mixing of practice areas brings a diversity of thought and development of best practice ideas for designers in the tall building design community.