New Year’s Eve Dubai Tower Blaze Reveals Risks in Cladding

By ADAM SCHRECK and JON GAMBRELL | January 22, 2016

  • January 22, 2016 at 2:55 pm
    Daniel Bak says:
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    Without being argumentative, I would like to draw readers attention to fuel load, fire sprinklers, and vertical penetrations at the skin of the building. Was the fuel load in line with the approved occupancy? Was the design of the fire sprinklers in line with NFPA 13? Was the gap between floor slab and the cladding assembly properly sealed to meet the required fire rating of the floor/ceiling assembly?

    This failure is probably due to a combination of failures, not the just the cladding assembly.

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