Firefighting capability and building height - Build 198 (2023)

Abbreviation
Firefighting capability and building height
Valid from
1/10/2023

Information provider
BRANZ Limited
Author
David Hindley
Information type
BUILD article
Format
Website, PDF

Description

Designers of higher-rise buildings need to understand the abilities and limitations of firefighting services and, in particular, their height capability. This is the second article in our series on firefighting and housing intensification.

Research has shown a correlation between the level to which firefighters can apply water to a building and the level to which there is reduced fire damage.

As urban intensification increases and rules change to permit more buildings 3 storeys and above, it becomes even more important for architects, designers and urban planners to understand the height capabilities of firefighters and their appliances.

Scope

In this article:

  • Designers need to consider accessibility
  • Practical limitations on aerial appliance usage
  • Building Code requirements for taller buildings
  • Water, water everywhere
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Description

Designers of higher-rise buildings need to understand the abilities and limitations of firefighting services and, in particular, their height capability. This is the second article in our series on firefighting and housing intensification.

Research has shown a correlation between the level to which firefighters can apply water to a building and the level to which there is reduced fire damage.

As urban intensification increases and rules change to permit more buildings 3 storeys and above, it becomes even more important for architects, designers and urban planners to understand the height capabilities of firefighters and their appliances.

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Firefighting capability and building height - Build 198 (2023)
Description

Designers of higher-rise buildings need to understand the abilities and limitations of firefighting services and, in particular, their height capability. This is the second article in our series on firefighting and housing intensification.

Research has shown a correlation between the level to which firefighters can apply water to a building and the level to which there is reduced fire damage.

As urban intensification increases and rules change to permit more buildings 3 storeys and above, it becomes even more important for architects, designers and urban planners to understand the height capabilities of firefighters and their appliances.

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Firefighting capability and building height - Build 198 (2023)

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