The unintended consequences of improved airtightness levels on the operation of pressurization systems in tall buildings

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th International Fire Science & Engineering Conference (Interflam) 
Subtitle of host publicationInterflam 2019
PublisherInterscience Communications Ltd
Number of pages9
StateAccepted/In press - 31 Jan 2019


This paper introduces the potential negative impact on smoke control pressurization systems for maintaining fire safety levels within buildings, caused by making buildings more air tight by reducing air leakage paths within them.