Rise and Fire: A debate over older high-rises & sprinklers ignites

They can be expensive, require regular maintenance & inspections, and installing them can be disruptive. Yet they can save lives and property.

A series of recent high-rise fires has reignited the debate about requiring sprinkler system retrofits and installations in older buildings. Boards in these communities are learning they’ll have to fight fire with funds-LOTS of funds.15d8bbfb4740181c6df8256e9900523bcaffa2e2

PUTTING SPRINKLER SYSTEMS in older high-rise buildings may sound like a no-brainer—particularly given recent fires like those in high-rises in West ​London and Honolulu—but winning support from owners can be tricky. Read more …

By Dana Wilkie, for Common Ground, A publication of the Community Associations Institute 2018©

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