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high-rise

A building having a large number of floors, usually constructed where land costs are high.
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NFPA theorizes that high-rises are more likely to have fire-resistive construction and wet pipe sprinklers to limit flame spread.
Recent fires at high-rise blocks in West Yorkshire have resulted in a "spontaneous evacuation" by residents which means more firefighters are needed to assist fleeing residents, according to a fire service Community Safety committee report.
With immediate effect, any predetermined response to a high-rise building fire was increased from four fire engines to five.
The council statement reads: "Fire rise assessments have been carried out on all our high-rise properties, this together with other measures such as the removal of items from the communal areas, smoke alarms in flats and daily checks by a caretaker, help reduce the potential for the spread of any fire.
While several of our high-rise blocks were overclad in the 1990s, this was done using traditional fire-retardant materials, different from those used in London.
Toronto leads the count with 83 percent of cranes dedicated to high-rise condominium projects
The research revealed that there are a balance number of respondents who agreed and disagreed that there is rapid development of high-rise buildings in Penang Island.
LOCATION OF HIGH-RISE BUILDINGS: URBAN DESIGN STRATEGIES IN EUROPEAN CITIES
During the last year Cleveland Fire Brigade has inspected all properties in the county with a perceived greater risk of fire, which includes high-rise accommodation.
The new pumps complement Saudi ReadymixCOs high-rise concrete delivery capabilities, especially considering the recent relaxation of the height limit imposed on buildings in certain areas of the kingdomCOs major cities.
High-rise buildings are taking shape in cities throughout the UK but the debate rages on as to whether or not buildings that climb high into the sky will become a regular feature on Newcastle's skyline.
Fighter aircraft circled major cities moments after a single-engine plane crashed into a New York high-rise on Wednesday.

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