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Is it Fire Safety Engineering vs ESD?

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

It’s a resounding “No!” according to Bart Taylor, director and group fire leader at WSP Lincolne Scott. In AIRAH’s feature article  “The New Wave” Ecolibrium Nov 2009 Vol 8.10, p21 – 22 Bart and AIRAH put a strong case to prove that fire safety engineering can support ecologically sustainable design. Using Melbourne’s (Victoria, Australia) Southern Cross Station as a case study Bart says there is “considerable fire safety engineering required to enable green designs.”

Photo credit – eArchitect

Bart also explains “that environmental design often pushes very hard against the prescriptive code, which doesn’t specifically envisage the range of environmental variations often being proposed.”

Now let’s combine Heritage, Energy Efficiency and Fire Safety Engineering … That’s for another blogticle!