The paper 'Fire Incident in Regalia Tower Hotel on King Faisal Road in Abu Dhabi" is a good example of a management case study. There has been a fire incident on the 30th floor of the Regalia Tower Hotel on King Faisal Road in Abu Dhabi. No casualties have been reported, and the loss to property is minimal as immediate remedial action was taken by Abu Dhabi Fire Service. However, an issue has been raised whether there are adequate fire safety measures in place to protect loss of life and property in the event of such eventualities happening again in the high rise buildings of Abu Dhabi. Introduction In the light of this fire incident, we will examine in this report the factors that characterise a high-risk building that is over 54 floors in height and located in the city of Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates.
We will identify the risks to the building from all identifiable internal sources, and subsequently the hazards that it may face due to external factors, which are not a part of the building. We will also separately examine the different levels of risks for the guests of the hotel during night and day times and then conclude the report.
It is also essential to understand and gain knowledge about trends in risk alleviation compliance of fire risks in any building. Description of Building The Regalia Tower Hotel, which is a prime property located in the elite area of Al Nud on King Faisal Road, is a hotel for the luxury traveller who seeks ultimate comforts while on a business trip. It has sixty-four storeys with 620 guest rooms and dominatingly rises with grace in the skyline of Abu Dhabi.
The building is considered very safe in view of the high tech fire prevention equipment that has been installed by the planners and architects. Unfortunately, the minor fire that had been detected on the 30th floor of the building, was immediately checked by the timely intervention of the Abu Dhabi Fire Service and was successfully doused with the help of the state of the art technologically advanced fire fighting techniques that had been provided in the building.
It’ s a matter of pride for the government and people of Abu Dhabi, that the city’ s fire service is also well equipped and adequately trained to handle and cope with such eventualities (John R Hall Jr High Rise Building Fires, August 2005, National Fire Protection Association Practical Applications of the Urban Structure Framework Plan). In this context, the building is well protected from the fire safety point of view and the amenities that are present adequately ward off potential dangers due to fire.
John R Hall Jr High Rise Building Fires, August 2005, National Fire Protection Association Practical Applications of the Urban Structure Framework Plan,
Robyn R M Gershon, Factors Associated With High Rise Evacuation, http://www.firerescue1.com/fire-products/water-supply-equipment
W K Chow, Fire Safety Ranking Systems, July 2002, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Ken Richardson, Fire Safety in High Rise Buildings, http://www.aaa.ab.ca/pages/members/documents/CopyofFire-Safety