Fire Safety for Very Tall Buildings (2021)

Publisher: SFPE Publish Date: 2021
Pages: 276 ISBN: 978-3-030-79013-4

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This guide is a collaborative effort by SFPE and the International Code Council (ICC) that addresses the complex fire protection challenges of very tall buildings. It provides information on the special topics that affect the fire safety performance of very tall buildings and their occupants during a fire. 

The 2nd edition includes information related to:

  • Existing building considerations
  • Energy storage systems
  • Aerial vehicle platforms
  • Unique features (i. e. observation decks, amusement rides, fireworks, etc.).

It also includes significant updates to sections related to:

  • Structural fire protection
  • Facades/building envelope including information on green walls and LCD displays
  • Notification including social media and other forms of electronic communication
  • Timed egress analysis and using computer models