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Grenfell Tower: residents had predicted massive fire


Lauren Grant above suggests: "Please consult a fire engineer for information as to what can be done rather than have someone suggest gas masks and 4 hour fire doors with simultaneous evacuation". This suggests Lauren believes a Fire Engineer was not consulted, and had they been, there would not be an issue. The problem in part is many experts have been consulted in the past, and irrespective of whether their recommendations are implemented or otherwise, disasters continue to occur. Systems fail, and human error can occur. The fact remains an oxygen/smoke mask can assist occupants evacuate safely - that is why Fire and Emergency Services rely on them. Architects need to apply their intelligence and creativity to help solve these issues not simply recommend delegating responsibility to Fire Engineers or other experts. Chris Roche / Founder 11.04 Architects.

Posted date

16 June, 2017

Posted time

10:57 am