New Civil Engineer released an article about the Structural-Safety group's Confidential Reporting on Structural Safety (CROSS) report that claimed that fire engineers lack onsite experience and struggle when suggesting robust, yet practical solutions for fire safety needs at construction sites.
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CROSS continued, there is "considerable ignorance across [the] industry of the complexity of fire protection demands in buildings."
"These factors must be emphasized continuously. Fire safety must be consistently stressed throughout design, construction, maintenance, use, and very importantly, when there are alterations. At all staged, the level of fire safety can be reduced by those not understanding the implications of what they are doing," the CROSS report said.