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Safety First: Designing fire-resistant buildings


Safety first: Designing fire-resistant buildings

This AT Schüco webinar explored the challenges of designing fire-resistant buildings under the new Building Safety Act. The first speaker, Sarah Susman, head of technical development at architect Scott Brownrigg, warned that the new fire regulations will have huge implications for change for everyone in the built environment industry. ‘There has to be a change in organisation and industry attitudes – in design team appointments, procurement methods and change control,’ she said. This will affect competence, training and learning; and record keeping. In other words, its effects will stretch far beyond being just another set of rules with which the industry has to deal.