Posted on 15/01/2021 in Building & Construction Fire Safety 2020
Fire safety competence for buildings

A survey of over 830 architects in 8 EU countries shows the fire safety experts are involved in only 1/3 of building projects, varying from 25% in Poland to 69% in Germany. This is lower than the 45% of projects in which architects involve energy experts. Fire experts are particularly absent from renovation projects, despite the dangers posed by building modification and insulation, as tragically shown by the Grenfell fire in London. The majority of surveyed architects do consider themselves responsible for fire security and the main reason architects are not involving fire experts is because they consider that they have sufficient in-house expertise: the survey does not address whether or not this is justified.

Modern Buildings Alliance “Architects Survey on Fire Safety Competency” 13th November 2020

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