About the book
This publication aims to propose a cross-sectional review, from the architectural point of view, of solutions and hypotheses of fire management for the present and the future attending to questions such as:
- Complexity. Buildings have become man-inhabited spaces with an ever-increasing technological burden, as it happens with the automobile and aeronautical industries. Increasingly connected homes, hospitals, taller buildings or data processing centers are just some of the challenges faced by architects and engineers, in a future in which multi-purpose buildings will be increasingly common (combining housing, work and leisure for example), and which will foreseeably also be used in other ways as the 2020 pandemic has shown. In these scenarios, will the compartmentalization and evacuation be carried out as before or will be necessary new solutions to new challenges?
- Disruptive technologies. In the coming years, the implementation of technologies such as hydrogen fuel cells, fast-charging stations for electric vehicles, polygeneration of energy, the use of second-life electric batteries in buildings to accumulate energy or the resolution of constructive and structural solutions with 3D printing. In this panorama, what will be the answers that those responsible for fire safety will give?
In addition, concepts such as artificial intelligence, technology transfer, biomimicry, stigmergy, or the use of recycled and recyclable materials whose behavior in the face of fire is unknown, will undoubtedly also condition the parameters and requirements of the industry of the protection against fire.