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Old 15 June 2017, 09:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Richard W View Post
Another issue is that the contractor who did the cladding says that it did meet the codes it needed to. That may or may not be the case, but either way, the fire regulations are obviously too weak at the moment.
That was something I was wondering and almost brought up in my previous post -- is the problem that the owner failed to keep the building up to code, or is the problem that the current fire codes are inadequate? I'm reminded of Swissair 111, where one of the factors contributing to the crash was the fact that the insulation used in the plane was thought to be fire resistant and met the standards of the time, but was actually quite flammable. As it turned out, the test that was used at the time was not sufficient to determine the material's flammability.
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