Small Problem, Big Crisis: A Study on the Importance of Fire Separation in Tall Buildings
Risk is a concept that denotes the probability of the occurrence of dangers. The factors that generate fires and dangers are numerous, and always emerge in unapparent places. Once these factors are identified, a fire accident would happen and lead to great loss. For the fires happening in tall buildings that caused immense loss, the function of planned fire separation system was destroyed because the users had weak fire prevention concepts. One of the typical examples is the fire that happened and spread over Don-ke Building in Sijhih City, Taipei County, Taiwan. Based on the damage prevention concepts of property insurance agents, the study focused on the importance of the fire prevention management in tall buildings. The other part that was paid attention to is the Fire Safety Building strongly encouraged and propelled by the Architecture and Building Research Institute of Ministry of the Interior, with which the study conducted an investigation on fire risk management.
Liangchi Zhang, Chunliang Zhang and Zichen Chen
Y. L. Wang and C. M. Shu, "Small Problem, Big Crisis: A Study on the Importance of Fire Separation in Tall Buildings", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 328-330, pp. 1062-1066, 2011