burning buildings

Fire Separations

buildings on fireThe importance of “Fire Separations” and “Fire Stopping” cannot be overstated in building construction…and it all starts at the design stage.

This is one example of an existing building undergoing renovations, where the fire separations were not yet fully in place, one of the occupancies on the main level had a fire, and that fire spread throughout the balance of the building (as well as to neighbouring buildings).

The end result was catastrophic and the building had to be demolished, tenants (none of which to our knowledge were injured in the event) were displaced and all belongings and property were destroyed.

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