Fire Safety Hazards of Green Building Concept Applied in High-Rise Buildings



Eu, Jou Wee (2023) Fire Safety Hazards of Green Building Concept Applied in High-Rise Buildings. Final Year Project (Bachelor), Tunku Abdul Rahman University College.

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This research studies fire hazards of green building concept applied in high-rise buildings. This study aims to identify applications of green building concepts inherited with fire hazards used in high rise buildings and to study fire safety hazards of green building concepts used in high-rise buildings. Addressing the fire hazards of green building concepts before large-scale use is important to successfully achieve the Net-Zero Carbon Emission global project and reduce tragedies like the Grenfell Tower fire. The research method used is quantitative method with questionnaire survey. In this study, the findings indicated that all 16 green building concepts (Photovoltaic systems, application of green insulating material, double skin facade system, green roof system, high performing glazing, lightweight construction, fiber reinforced polymer, vertical greenery system, inclusion of natural elements, wooden plastic composite material, large opening space like atria, passive ventilation system, eco-minimalism, recycled metal truss structures, oriented strand board structural insulated panels, modular construction) were fire hazard, with a minimum fire hazard rating of moderate. Since all 16 green building concepts have fire hazards, extra care should be taken when applying green building concepts in high-rise building. The findings also showed a high degree of similarities between the results of the data analysis and literature review. In addition, firefighters provide additional potential fire hazard points for green building concepts, filling the gap between literature review and real-life practice.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Subjects: Technology > Building construction
Technology > Building construction > Quantity surveying
Faculties: Faculty of Built Environment > Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Honours)
Depositing User: Library Staff
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2022 06:46
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2022 06:46