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Forum: Crash and Burn 28 June 2017, 05:51 AM
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Posted By erwins
I suppose people will find a way to defeat...

I suppose people will find a way to defeat anything, but it seems like it might be useful to alarm the fire doors. The elevator at my work, and for that matter, my refrigerator, will start beeping...
Forum: Crash and Burn 28 June 2017, 01:24 AM
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Posted By erwins
Yeah, the doors seem like something that may have...

Yeah, the doors seem like something that may have happened over time, if there were no regular inspections over a long time. Or, there were upgrades scheduled that we're never completed.

It's...
Forum: Crash and Burn 27 June 2017, 04:35 AM
Replies: 63
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Posted By erwins
I heard on NPR on the way home that the recently...

I heard on NPR on the way home that the recently evacuated towers had some very large number of missing fire doors, among other issues.

ETA: This source...
Forum: Crash and Burn 26 June 2017, 11:02 PM
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Posted By erwins
I agree. (That's what my next sentence referred...

I agree. (That's what my next sentence referred to, as well).

I haven't seen anything specifically about the evacuated buildings, but what I did see suggested that multiple fireproof staircases...
Forum: Crash and Burn 26 June 2017, 06:10 PM
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Posted By erwins
The great fire almost certainly killed far more...

The great fire almost certainly killed far more than the single digits often quoted. (It was hot enough to melt steel, iron, and pottery. It would have fully or nearly fully cremated bodies.) But...
Forum: Crash and Burn 26 June 2017, 05:41 PM
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Posted By erwins
I think a difference between US codes and the...

I think a difference between US codes and the English (London?) code is that US codes seem to require adequate egress. The Wikipedia page for Ronan Point linked above mentions that codes there are...
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