Measures to prevent fires ventilated facades

Fire safety in construction

Nowadays hinged ventilated facades are actively used in reconstruction and the construction of new buildings everywhere in Russia. If a system of hinged ventilated facades is calculated and assembled correctly and the materials are properly selected, there shouldn’t be any trouble in the implementation of the system. However, a main problem of usage of the hinged ventilated facades is its fire safety. This paper presents causes and consequences of hinged ventilated facades ignition via examples of high-profile fires in former years. The risks associated with these systems in regards to fire were also analyzed. As a result, optimal technological solutions impeding ignition and spread of fire on the surface of the hinged ventilated facades were found.