The Safety Zone
Buildings have different designs in which the engineers and architects incorporate all the room and the facilities that the structure would need according to plan and according to the owner’s requests or the government’s specifications. Buildings which are designed by architects London and Architects for home always imply that not only do they design the building’s exterior faade but also the interior design. This would include the rooms and all the necessary requirements like the elevator and the stairs. The most important thing that a designer should create is the room for safety of the people and the guests. When a fire strikes a building or when a tragedy occurs, people must be put into safety first. Because of this, the building must have a safe zone for the people to go to in times of trouble. The fire exits should not be blocked by anything and should be accessible enough. The fire extinguishers must be in their proper places at all times so the people in the affected area can fight the flames or either move into safety. Most of the buildings have an accessible roof where the helicopter is used to land. These are also the safety grounds in which the people could ask for help and could be safe to wait for rescue. The safety zone could either be anywhere in the house or in the floor. Most safety areas are usually vacant rooms with firewalls and reinforced cements which block the fire and the smoke from entering the room. Most of these rooms are made in the ground floor and not in the tall buildings of today, however, there are a still possibilities of creating these rooms in the top floor of the building or having a fast elevator that could go directly down the ground.
The safety zone for a building does not only end on the insides but most importantly in the outside. When an earthquake usually strikes, people are usually lined up to go to a safety zone where it would be safe whenever a building might collapse or might fall apart. Buildings have these strategies where the engineers would actually devise a plan that whenever the structure fails, it would collapse in a certain way and not by falling in nearby buildings doubling the damage. There are also buildings that are made extremely flexible so as to wave back and forth when the strong winds hit the structure or when the earthquake strikes the ground. Moreover, when a storm comes, the building has designs to which the air flow would allow minimal damage to the structure itself consistently diverting the air and driving it away or around the building causing minimal damage to the structure.
Buildings have fire exits that usually lead to the staircase, but in a skyscraper which stretches up to a hundred floors; this staircase would not be viable. Therefore, people are advised to go up instead of down. This way the management could devise another plan on saving half of the building when they are all situated on top of the building.