Kiss Nightclub fire

Kiss Nightclub fire

Report says appropriate building materials could have prevented the Kiss Nightclub’s 242 fire deaths, Brazil Jan. 2013. The fire started when a firework lit by one of band playing on stage ignited sound insulation foam on the ceiling. Fire deaths resulted from a...
Ten die in Egypt tourist coach crash fire

Ten die in Egypt tourist coach crash fire

Ten people died and fourteen more were injured when a tourist coach burst into flames after a collision near Luxor, Egypt. The coach apparently burst into flames after hitting a truck. Reports show the coach covered in flames and indicate that some victims were killed...
Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) bus fire

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) bus fire

Nobody was injured in this spectacular natural gas powered bus fire, near Perugia, Italy, 16th April. Only the driver was on board. The columns of fire result from automatic vending of natural gas, intended to keep the fire away from the vehicle to give time for...
US IBC Code and combustible cladding

US IBC Code and combustible cladding

Proposal to ban combustible cladding in renovations of high-rise buildings, unless sprinklers are fitted. The IEBC Technical Committee (International Building Code) has approved proposal EB33 to create a new section 309.2.1 to ban the use of “combustible” materials in...
NIST review on LCAs of plastics

NIST review on LCAs of plastics

This NIST review analyses current knowledge on life cycle and environmental assessments of plastics, based on over 150 publications. It is noted that “FRs are usually ignored in plastics LCA studies”. Only six publications relevant to FRs are cited: Broeren 2016,...