Life safety support: CIBSE Guide E: Fire Safety Engineering

Grenfell put fire safety in building design under greater scrutiny. Martin Kealy introduces the new CIBSE guide to fire safety engineering, which – in its fourth edition – has been updated to take account of the findings from Grenfell Tower and other fires

Building a safer future

Almost two years after the conflagration at Grenfell Tower that claimed 72 lives, the government has published a far-reaching consultation on how we build and operate multi-occupancy residential buildings. Hywel Davies outlines some of the more challenging proposals

What went wrong with smoke ventilation at Grenfell Tower

The Grenfell Tower fire-safety investigation report found faults with the building’s smoke-extract system, among other failures. Liza Young finds out what went wrong, and what the industry can do to prevent a similar disaster

Protecting priceless artwork at Louvre Abu Dhabi

Louvre Abu Dhabi will exhibit priceless artwork, so an environmental strategy that protects them from sand and extreme heat was essential. Andy Pearson explains how BuroHappold Engineering did it