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U.S. Companies Targeted in Grenfell High-Rise Lawsuit

Lawsuit targets U.S. companies that supply the cladding panels     PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An American lawyer known for winning huge legal awards over deadly construction accidents plans to hold a news conference in Philadelphia on the 2017 apartment fire ...

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London: Government to Pay £200M to Replace Grenfell Tower-Type Cladding

72 people died when a fire destroyed Grenfell Tower in June 2017     BBC The £200m bill to replace Grenfell Tower-type cladding on about 150 private high-rise blocks in England is to be met by the government. Housing Secretary ...

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Criminal Charges Filed in Fatal Bangladesh High-Rise Fire

Illegal construction found in fire that killed 25 people     By JULHAS ALAM Associated Press DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A Bangladeshi housing official said Friday criminal charges would be filed against the owner of a building where a fire ...

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FDIC 2019 at the Stadium: New-Age High-Rises: A Rapidly Changing Landscape

Curtis Massey previews his FDIC class in the Lucas Oil Stadium     Curtis Massey Founder Massey Emergency Management Lucas Oil Stadium Meeting Room 3-4 Wednesday, April 10, 2019: 3:30 PM – 5:15 PM REGISTER Technology is the driving force ...

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Australia High-Rise Fire Prompts Fears of Combustible Cladding

Fire on 22nmd floor jumped between six floors in the space of five minutes     ABC News Australia – About 150 people have evacuated a Melbourne apartment complex after a fire spread up the side of the high-rise building, ...

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Construction Concerns: IBC 2021 Heavy Timber Proposal

The committee seems confident that the fire and life safety concerns have been addressed   Fire Engineering | By Greg Havel Photos by James Johnson, Vancouver (BC) Fire Department   The present edition of the International Building Code (IBC) limits ...

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How Building Design Changed after 9/11

Understanding progressive collapse     Shih-Ho Chao, University of Texas Arlington (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) When buildings collapse killing hundreds – or thousands – of people, ...

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Grenfell Tower Report Calls for Wholesale Fire Safety Changes

High-rise fire highlighted safety concerns and building construction       LONDON (AP) — The engineer examining building codes after the Grenfell tower fire that killed 71 people last year in London is calling for a wholesale change in fire ...

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No Injuries in Dubai High-Rise Fire

Mast fire atop 68-story Almas Tower     By KAMRAN JEBREILI, Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fire broke out Sunday atop a prominent skyscraper in Dubai, sending smoke billowing from its roof and those inside fleeing ...

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Seattle Eyes Taller Housing

Housing crunch leads to taller, denser housing     By PHUONG LE, Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle’s booming tech industry has brought a massive influx of new residents with big wallets to the city. But an ensuing housing crunch ...

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