SFPE Teams with ICC on Guide for Fire Safety in Tall Buildings

07/22/2013
A new guide co-published by Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) and the International Code Council (ICC) identifies critical fire safety challenges unique to very tall buildings. Engineering Guide: Fire Safety for Very Tall Buildings examines how these special challenges can be addressed worldwide through an integrated performance-based design. "Our new Engineering Guide was written in response to an increase in the global design and construction of very tall buildings," said Morgan Hurley, SFPE technical director. "Building codes in some countries may not contemplate all aspects of fire safety in very tall buildings—some of which approach a...

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