Fire safety requirements for modern buildings
No modern building should be put into operation without a proper functioning of the automatic fire alarm and extinguishing systems. Building codes, which were specially designed for modern multi-story buildings states that all of mixed-use buildings and facilities must be provided with fire protection system at the stage of their construction. This system must include:
- smoke protection system
- internal fire safety water supply and automatic fire extinguishing system
- special lifts for fire departments
-automatic fire alarm system.
Besides, management of fires safety system should be provided from one central control point. In addition, specific requirements are set to internal fire water supply: at least two inputs must be installed in a building, the internal water supply network should be circular, it is necessary to maintain a constant pressure and pumping stations must meet safety category requirements. Such regulations make developers to take adequate steps to protected the building from fire.