CTBUH Launches New Fire Safety-Related Initiatives

Tuesday, 22 August 2017 | Chicago

In the wake of the Grenfell fire in London and other high-profile fires around the world, the CTBUH has established two important initiatives: the initiation of a new Working Group looking at the link between fire and façades; and $20,000 of research funding to Olsson Fire & Risk to further investigate this field.

Fire Performance of Façades Working Group

The CTBUH is pleased to announce the formation of a multinational, multi-disciplinary Working Group that will examine the Fire Performance of Façades. Following a number of recent tall building cladding fires, this is a time when the building industry needs clarity and leadership. The aim of this Working Group is to create an international perspective on the issues and provide recommendations and guidelines for the next generation of tall building façades.

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2017 Research Seed Funding on Fire and Façades Project

The 2017 International Research Seed Funding has been awarded to Kate Swinburne, a Senior Fire Engineer at Olsson Fire & Risk. Swinburne has won a grant of $20,000, kindly sponsored by Sun Hung Kai Properties, to investigate and develop a database of high-rise fires that could be applied to the emerging field of machine-learning, which may lead to new and innovative fire solutions.

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