When it came upgrading the ventilation system in the Craeybeckx Tunnel, I considered ease of maintenance and life cycle costs to be important factors. FESG was involved from the very outset, and produced a design that was customised to the objectives. It was a smooth collaboration with positive results!
(Agency for Roads and Traffic)
The challenge The challenge was to make the multifunctional walkways under the stands, with an overall area exceeding 10,000 m², fire safe. To achieve the safety level prescribed by the Belgian authorities, we proposed a combination of safety measures.…Read more
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Large scale fire tests on sprinklered cars in underground car park
Why now? Fire Safety regulations in underground car parks are changing. Since 1st of january a new guideline (soon becoming federal regulation) is being applied both in Flanders and Brussels. The new guideline is much stricter but allows more choices. In many cases the choice between smoke control and sprinkler is possible. From certain parking surfaces, both systems are mandatory. What is the goal of the research project? A fire brigade intervention model is being developed by FESG, allowing to determine for each car park what is the most suitable combination of fire safety measures. This can range from smoke extraction, sprinkler, compartmentation or combinations of these, but also to "light" solutions such as a sprinkler connected to the water main or smoke extraction using mobile fans. What is the…