Cladding Responsible for Fire Spread in Melbourne High Rise Fire?

This morning (4th February 2019) firefighters in Melbourne Australia have worked tirelessly to bring a high-rise fire under control. The fire, in a building within the central business district on Spencer Street, Melbourne, started on the 16th floor of the building. Eyewitnesses describe…

Fire in India’s Financial Hub of Mumbai Kills Four and Injures Sixteen

A fire in India’s financial hub of Mumbai killed four people and injured 16 on Wednesday, authorities said, as the blaze spread quickly through a tall, residential building. The fire started on the twelfth floor of a 17-storey building in…

Skyscraper Development with Equip Global – Skyscrapers Asia Summit 2018

Following the success of the Skyscrapers Summit Series, Equip Global is bringing the leading Skyscrapers Asia Summit 2018 to Hong Kong from 27th February – 2nd March 2018. Returning bigger and better this time as Asia’s premier networking and learning platform,…

Three Assessors Appointed to Grenfell Inquiry

Chairman of the Grenfell Inquiry,  Sir Martin Moore-Bick, has appointed Professor David Nethercot, Joe Montgomery and Joyce Redfearn and to assist with the Grenfell Tower inquiry. The role of assessors includes: Taking part in Inquiry proceedings as requested by the Chairman…

Grenfell 100 days on – London Fire Brigade makes fire safety plea

One hundred days on from the Grenfell Tower disaster and London’s fire chiefs are using the anniversary to remind landlords and residents about their high-rise fire safety responsibilities. The cause and spread of the Grenfell fire, as well as the response to…

Predawn high-rise apartment fire injures eleven in Tokyo

A fire broke out in a 26-story apartment in Tokyo’s Toshima Ward early Tuesday morning. Eleven people were sent to the hospital, including a woman who was in a critical condition. The Tokyo Fire Department received the call around 4:25…

The Bridge of Sighs and evacuation models

Legend has it that prisoners would sigh as they crossed it, on their short journey to a life behind bars. Nowadays, the Ponte dei Sospiri, or Bridge of Sighs, is one of Venice’s star tourist attractions. Built in 1600, it…

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