As part of the European Fire Safety Week 2019, the Modern Buildings Alliance (MBA) organised a meeting on building fire safety, with participants from the European Commission and the European Parliament, as well as experts and stakeholders. The meeting addressed in particular how the Building, Installation and Organisation (B.I.O.) framework can improve fire safety in residential buildings. The MBA “Fire Safety Guide” (see pinfa Newsletter n°106) was presented, underlining the seven layers of fire safety: Prevention, Detection, Early Suppression, Evacuation, Compartmentation, Structural Safety and Firefighting. Questions raised included differences in smoke alarm and sprinkler requirements in different European countries, the challenges of smoke emissions from the widespread presence of flammable materials in modern offices and homes, and the need to distinguish between insulation and cladding materials in assessing fire safety of building panels.
Building Fire Safety, Holistic regulatory approach, 19th November 2019, Brussels https://www.modernbuildingalliance.eu/european-fire-safety-week-2019-agenda-and-registration-for-the-building-day/ See summary video online, with interview of Quentin de Hults, BASF
European Fire Safety Week, 18-21 November 2019, was organised by the European Fire Safety Alliance (EuroFSA). This day is co-organised by the Modern Building Alliance, Europacable, European Fire Sprinkler Network, European Aluminium, CoGDEM and EuroFSA https://www.europeanfiresafetyalliance.org/european-fire-safety-week/