The new technique and technology in architectural and construction, have allowed us to make the buildings that seemed impossible in the past. This is the reason that now we are seeing a building that is nearly 1 kilometer long. But everything has its downside, as the height of the building is going up, the growing concern for their safety is also increasing. The concern is not for the structure only but more importantly about the people living in the same. Because in case of any emergency, the priority will always be given to inhabitants of the building. In the case of high-rise building, safety engineering becomes the most critical factor and any negligence in terms of safety design can lead to big disasters. This disaster will not be limited to the structure only but worst to human lives. Because specially in case of fire, the residents or habitants of the building will need some tie to evacuate. The design and material used in the build must be resistant to fire, that can delay the spread of fire, this will allow people to evacuate on time. This may be sound costly to add such material to build and it will increase the construction cost, but using noncombustible cladding will provide long term benefits like;
- Reduced Damage
In event of a fire, usually the spread of fire is very fast but if you use non-combustible cladding in Melbourne, it will resist the spread of fire. This will give precious minutes for emergency services like fire brigade to respond. Due to the slow spread of fire, the damage to the property and structure is reduced and the firefighters can easily extinguish the fire in time. This will be saving damages to the building and less finance are required to renovate the burnt area. This will also help to prevent the equipment installed in the building. So, if you have to spend a one-time cost on non-combustible cladding, you will be saving money in the manifold. Because sometimes, the structure of the building is not costly but the equipment inside the building is more costly, so in case of slow fire spread, the fire can be contained and less damage will reach to equipment.
- Life Saver:
The non-combustible cladding is truly the lifesaver. In case of any fire, the people living or working in the building needs some time to evacuate and if the spread of fire is not slow then they will not be getting enough time to exit the building. So, without non-combustible cladding, the probability of causalities will multiply. Nothing is more expensive than human life.
- Safety Regulations:
The governments authorities will not be approved or provide safety approval to the building that doesn’t contain non-combustible cladding. This is mandatory as per the structure of building to contain outdoor screens and if builders want to avoid any conflict with regulators. Authorities, they need to install non-combustible cladding. Also, this will convince people to opt for their building as everyone gives priority to safety.