Fire safety

EWS1 compliance

Glassrooms Commercial & GR Cladding work with several fire safety engineers investigating residential & commercial properties to provide an accurate report on how to improve the building design & technology for passive & active fire protection. GR ensure the properties are remediated to the standard for EWS1 approval, providing supporting evidence & full document registers setting out the betterment achieved to the fire engineer for the report to be completed.

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Curtain Wall

A curtain wall is an outer covering of a building in which the outer walls are non-structural, utilized only to keep the weather out and the occupants in. This makes it ideal for ultra-high-rise projects and those where structural movement is a challenge on the project. It can be made of lightweight materials, such as glass, thereby potentially reducing construction costs. An additional advantage of glass is that natural light can penetrate deeper within the building

The curtain wall façade does not carry any structural load from the building other than its own dead load weight. The wall transfers lateral wind loads that are incident upon it to the main building structure through connections at floors or columns of the building. A curtain wall is designed to resist air and water infiltration, absorb sway induced by wind and seismic forces acting on the building, withstand wind loads, and support its own weight.

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