The paper "Fire Protection - Lowry Premises " is a good example of an engineering and construction case study. Fire protection in the world has been in place since the times of the ancient Rome, at this time the emperor ordered that the city be built making use of the passive fire protection methods such as living spaces between buildings and make use non-combustible building materials. The fire protection became a discipline in the 20th century which was identified outside civil and mechanical engineering, this was due to the threat forced by the industrial revolution.
The industrial revolution was seen as a potential ground for the fire catastrophes, which might result to disasters if not checked, hence a measure to address this problem before it runs out of control was needed (Burke 2007). The first bachelor’ s degree on fire protection was offered in 1903 by what is now known as Illinois Institute of Technology. In the last century building codes have been changed to allow for protection of peoples and properties against fire in buildings is it private or public houses. During its inception, the profession of fire protection was unique to its field of operation but its growth was boosted by the institute of fire protection in the United Kingdom and the establishment of the society of fire protection engineers.
Retrieved from http: //www. thelowry. com/about-the-lowry/ on 3rd 5 2010 Lowry premises deal with advertising on to put up structures and buildings which are well protected from fire outcomes and it was started in the early 20th century. Its main aim was the provision of advice to construction companies and agencies on how to build houses which are safe and protected from fire outbreaks.
With the interaction with the architect and the building control officer in the Lowry at Salford, several solutions to the fire safety solutions can be encompassed in the building designs were discussed. According to the architect houses been build in this modern era are designed in such way that occupant7s can leave quickly in case of fire thus making the adoption of historic houses more difficult (Fiske et al, 1972). The building controller put across that there are two essential factors which should be considered in building a house, these are the protection of persons living, working, visiting or undertaking the construction.
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Ways of building conservation retrieved from the website:
http://www.buildingconservation.com/articles/fire/fire.htm. On 3rd 5 2010
Lowry building retrieved from the library website: http://www.thelowry.com/about-the-lowry/
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