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The purpose of this project was to assist Jensen Hughes in analyzing the technical and social aspects related to high-rise building fires, specifically in relation to their facades and the usage of aluminum composite panels. To accomplish this, we began with a secondary analysis of data gathered from multiple sources on building fire case studies and common testing practices used in the fire protection industry. We then conducted a series of interviews with professionals in the realm of fire safety and façade material testing in order to gather technical data from first-hand sources and review social outlooks on high-rise façade fire safety. We determined that while ACP has the potential to be a safe and reliable material, there are many problems still found in the fire safety world which need to be addressed before it can be deemed a completely safe material to use.

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  • E-project-020321-133247
  • 5411
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  • 2021
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UN Sustainable Development Goals
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  • 2021-02-03
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