A fire at night
A fire at night Image: Egbert van der Poel (wikimedia)

Factors affecting fire safety in heritage buildings: An analysis

The recent fire at Notre Dame in Paris has, once again, turned the spotlight on how susceptible heritage buildings are to fire. Pat Hunt, senior assistant chief fire officer talks us through recent developments and recommendations to bring fire safety up better up to par.

Recent analysis has indicated that most of the devastating fires that have occurred in historical buildings occurred during restoration works, through faulty electrical systems or through adverse weather events (for example, lightning strikes).

Read the full article at Engineers Journal.