This factsheet aims at presenting façade systems and key factors affecting their fire performance. A rapid fire spread on a façade may jeopardize the fire compartmentation strategy in a building and compromise people’s safety. This must therefore be avoided. Fire safe façades are an element of the B.I.O framework for fire safe buildings.
This report brings insight to the importance of Fire Safety Engineering (FSE) competencies and highlights the need for fire safety engineers to be more involved in building design, renovation, construction, and maintenance. This need calls for a harmonized approach for fire safety engineering and a clear definition of the roles and responsibilities of fire safety engineers in EU member states.
This factsheet focuses on one element of the B.I.O. framework for fire safety of buildings: detection and alarm systems. It aims to illustrate why detection systems are key components for an efficient fire safety strategy and how the technology works.
This factsheet, developed in collaboration with the European Fire Sprinkler Network, focuses on one the element of the B.I.O. framework for fire safety in buildings: Sprinklers. It aims to illustrate why sprinklers are key components of an efficient fire safety strategy and how this technology works.