Fire safety issues in high-rise building façades

  • Enrico Sergio Mazzucchelli DABC - Dipartimento di Architettura, Ingegneria delle Costruzioni e Ambiente Costruito, Politecnico di Milano
  • Angelo Lucchini DABC - Dipartimento di Architettura, Ingegneria delle Costruzioni e Ambiente Costruito, Politecnico di Milano
  • Alberto Stefanazzi DABC - Dipartimento di Architettura, Ingegneria delle Costruzioni e Ambiente Costruito, Politecnico di Milano

Abstract

Many recent fire events demonstrate that the need of improving the technical knowledge and
the practical procedures in the design of the façade systems to be used in high-rise buildings,
especially for what concerns the fire vulnerability, is still very strong. Through the analysis of
some case studies and examples, the paper highlights the need to investigate and solve these
aspects, both in terms of detail design and materials choice, as well as through appropriate
specific FSE (Fire Safety Engineering) analysis and laboratory tests.

Published
2019-06-17
How to Cite
MAZZUCCHELLI, Enrico Sergio; LUCCHINI, Angelo; STEFANAZZI, Alberto. Fire safety issues in high-rise building façades. Tema: Technology, Engineering, Materials and Architecture, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 1, p. 130-140, june 2019. ISSN 2421-4574. Available at: <http://artecweb.org/ojs2/index.php/TeMA/article/view/221>. Date accessed: 18 aug. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.17410/tema.v5i1.221.
Section
Building and Design Technology