37,7 % of fires occur in structures
Fire occures in structuresFire safety statistics
The reconstruction of the highrise Šumavská Tower office building in Brno was an ambitious and demanding project. The building was originally built in the 1970’s and needed to be refurbished. In the process a new steel structure had to be added to the current load-bearing skeleton, which had to be fire protected. It was required that the fire resistance of steel structures would last up to 90 minutes. First, fire protection plasterboards were considered as an option, however, the idea proved infeasible both in terms of expenses and time consumption. Therefore, a new solution was brought to attention – to instead use the fire protection gypsum plaster Knauf Vermiplaster, thus ensuring fire resistance of steel beams and ceilings.