Fire safety is such a big, important part of a building design and construction project. It isn’t something that can ever be ignored – but who has to take responsibility? It will largely depend on the nature of the project and the role you play in it.
If you are an architect, you will be expected to have an understanding of buildings and fire safety regulations. This will ensure you design in the right feature, so that the building meets with the standards and guidelines set out for it.
If you are within the company constructing the building, you will need to take responsibility for the materials and products used. You should cross reference the designs produced by the architect to make sure they meet with buildings regulations set out by the government. These are there to make sure properties and safe, so it is essential everyone takes a joined up approach for the best results.