An Holistic Approach for fire safety requirements and design of façade systems (HOLIFAS)
Recent trends with respect to energy consumption demands have increased the use of innovative façade systems both for new construction and building renovation projects. Different types of façades systems are used in order to achieve these requirements. Many of these systems are very complex and have not only fire requirements to fulfil but also other requirements for humidity, rain protection, mechanical stability, thermal insulation etc. Also, socio-technical aspects play an important role in today’s overall fire safety assessment of these systems. The Holifas project addressed the fire safety of façade systems by a holistic approach taking into account all these requirements.