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Fire in Apartment block China

Postby ksl » Tue, 16 Nov 2010 2:42 am

This is actually one reason I do not like to live in high rise flats, the other reason is the elevators. It's actually the quality of workmanship and safety factors that worry me especially in fast property development areas, where money is the key word, and costs.

And one reason why more caution and awareness of your surroundings should be looked at, in case of an emergency.

Make a plan of action for you and your family, fires break and spread rapidly, it's almost always smoke that kills too, so always keep the wind in mind. Fire blankets for all the family is a good safety feature, along with fire alarms, ropes, harness or even a winch of some sort to lower down.

It's no good thinking it will never happen to you, because you will never ever be prepared, and by the time engines arrive you maybe toast.

Think of the people you love and make the effort to keep them safe. a plan of action and several escape routes, what if the fire is on the bottom floor and moving up, heat rises you will need a plan and escape routes.

Think about it, you pay a million plus for a condo, but nothing for your safety :???: Doesn't make a great deal of sense to me.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11759276

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Postby Calmday » Tue, 16 Nov 2010 7:51 am

I saw that on the news last night and got a sick feeling in my stomach.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 16 Nov 2010 8:57 am

Shanghai's fire code is way behind the times. I am just about sure that the building had no sprinkler system, as the times I have been there I've noticed that even many modern buildings lack this safety feature.

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Postby x9200 » Tue, 16 Nov 2010 9:00 am

Still it is probably more likely to die in any other common type of accident (including very safe air travel) than be a victim of a high rise building fire. What makes our imagination triggered is the alternative to be burned alive or jump for your death.

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Postby AngelJoy » Tue, 16 Nov 2010 12:17 pm

just saw a bunch of photos on line..
horribleeeeee!

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Re: Fire in Apartment block China

Postby EADG » Tue, 16 Nov 2010 7:51 pm

Same here, plus the height thingy...

This was the first thing that ran through my head when reading about that building in China that went up in 6 days this week.

Good points you've raised.


ksl wrote:This is actually one reason I do not like to live in high rise flats, the other reason is the elevators. It's actually the quality of workmanship and safety factors that worry me especially in fast property development areas, where money is the key word, and costs.

And one reason why more caution and awareness of your surroundings should be looked at, in case of an emergency.

Make a plan of action for you and your family, fires break and spread rapidly, it's almost always smoke that kills too, so always keep the wind in mind. Fire blankets for all the family is a good safety feature, along with fire alarms, ropes, harness or even a winch of some sort to lower down.

It's no good thinking it will never happen to you, because you will never ever be prepared, and by the time engines arrive you maybe toast.

Think of the people you love and make the effort to keep them safe. a plan of action and several escape routes, what if the fire is on the bottom floor and moving up, heat rises you will need a plan and escape routes.

Think about it, you pay a million plus for a condo, but nothing for your safety :???: Doesn't make a great deal of sense to me.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11759276
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Postby nakatago » Tue, 16 Nov 2010 10:11 pm

...and other fascinating stories of the Chinese construction industry: http://www.zerohedge.com/article/china- ... ual-engine

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Postby ksl » Thu, 18 Nov 2010 1:07 am

nakatago wrote:...and other fascinating stories of the Chinese construction industry: http://www.zerohedge.com/article/china- ... ual-engine

Having looked at this video, I was quite shocked though I believe China could follow this method of stupidity, this is quite serious if it is happening and it sure looks like it is.
With gold predicted to hit 2k in 2011, I would also look closely at what is actually happening in a speculative market place. I've been informed if this is really happening, that really big problems will occur, this is some serious s---t man and the Chinese have the $

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Postby BigSis » Thu, 18 Nov 2010 10:20 am

I sometimes wonder about the fire escapes we all have in high rise buildings here. Where I live and where I used to work, the fire escape doors all opened into the stairwell so that whenever there was a fire drill, everyone had trouble getting down the stairs because of the doors opening that way. If there was a real fire and everyone was in a panic, I think it would be a disaster.


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