Executive summaryThis fire report was prepared at the request of my line manager, following a meeting with the Architect, Building control officer and the site manager. The report summarizes the design legal requirement, the fire engineering and safety protection system in place at the Lowry. It is a guide to fire protection system at the Lowry. Description the Lowry; The Lowry building was designed using different geometrical shapes’ one side it is triangular, the next side is hexagon, the third is circle, a side that is triangle and finally a rectangle shape at one side. The spaces inside the Lowry are designed in layers of fireproof materials.
The inner layer is glass, outside layer is stainless steel, and fire resistant floor made of terrazzo. it consists of total of 48,000 tons of concrete, 2,466 tons of steel and 5,263 sq metres of glass. Use of the LowryThe building is used of exhibitions, theatres and studio and for restaurant, cafes & bars and quayside terraces. It is also historical landmark frequented by international tourist. The design guides used to design fire protection at the Lowry Many guides were used in the design of the Lowry.
The design objective include the Integrated Design Processfor Fire Protection to Ensure Occupant Safety and HealthVarious design guides were used in the Lowry these include the Code of practice for fire safety in the design, construction and use of buildings) under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (RRO)BS 9999 (as amended also the LPC Design Guide for the Protection of Buildings – Commercial and Industrial, . ASFP Yellow Book - Fire Protection for Structural Steel in Buildings, BRE publications, British fire resistance test standards. The Lowry was build using design guides for G England and Wales, the Building Act 1984 and its Building Regulations 2000 which normally apply new construction of commercial and private buildings, and exiting building in terms of erection, extension or material alteration. The regulations on safety require buildings to be designed to allow access to exits in case of fire outbreaks in buildings.
As such, the Lowry building has compartments traits to prevent the spread of fire. This building is constructed using materials that are resistant fire. Fire safety standards demand uses of materials that do not permit fire across walls and ceilings.
They also ensure less risk of fire movement to other premises. The use of structural stability is an integral element of fire protectionThe design used in construction of the Lowry include the Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) Order 1995 on types of required data for new buildings as well as the DCLG Circular 01/2006 detailing scope of new buildings in line with the DCLG guidance 'The Validation of Planning Applications' [December 2007]. In addition the Lowry designers submitted the following design requirements, I.
The standard application form, ii. The location plan, iii. Site Plans, IV. Block plan of the site. Existing and proposed elevations, I. Existing and proposed floor plans, Vii. Existing and proposed site sections and finished floor and site levels, viii. Roof plans ix. Land Ownership Certificates. Commercial Holdings Certificate, Design and Access Statements