Ensuring the highest levels of fire safety and health

Fire safety and health protection are critical in developing high-rise buildings. Fire is a grave threat to people and property. High-rise buildings present unique challenges not found in traditional low-rise buildings: longer egress times and distance, fire department accessibility, smoke movement and fire control, and the need for more complex evacuation strategies.

When it comes to health, a failing drainage system with empty traps poses a very real threat. Diseases and pathogens in the drainage system can reach the living and working environment and are spread rapidly via modern HVAC systems. This has caused illness and casualties in several high-rise buildings in the recent past, such as the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) outbreak in 2003. Avoiding any possible health risk is critically important, and inhabitants must be protected against harmful gases and pathogens.

Piping systems are at the heart of a building and play a critical role in ensuring fire safety, health and comfort. As more and more people live in a single building, connected to a single system, the need for a safe and reliable sanitary system increases, with critical challenges such as:

Aliaxis can help you solve these challenges and more. We offer a broad portfolio of innovative solutions, fully backed by expertise, knowledge and support, gained over more than five decades of experience. We can help you with:

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Download our relevant Technical Papers

Aliaxis has a track record of introducing new, non-conventional concepts better suited to meet the specific challenges of high-rise buildings. Our experience is reflected in the numerous technical papers dedicated to high-rise that our experts have authored, which you can access by registering to download our technical papers.

What is the best way to reduce the risk of smoke & fire spread and ensure a safe exit from tall buildings?

How can you avoid drainage system failure with empty traps, resulting in exponential risks to inhabitants and damage to builder and building reputations?

What are the options for dealing with badly-designed existing buildings, and solving issues of blocked pipes & empty traps?

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Ensuring quality and comfort at new Montreal condo thanks to AquaRise® and System XFR®

Centrally located in downtown Montreal, close to the Canadian city’s financial district, the TOM Condos are a 40-storey development with 316 units. Ranging in size from 45 m2 to 250 m2, suites are available with one, two or three bedrooms. 
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Aliaxis Single Stack Solutions explained

Aliaxis has developed innovative single stack solutions that eliminate the need for a separated vent pipe, allowing customers to save space, costs and installation time and ensure better system performance.
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The Studor Single Pipe System in Action

Using the single stack system with stack aerators removes the vent pipes and provides a cost-effective solution, saving valuable commercial building space, material, fire compartmentation and installation costs, combined with a strong performance, reaching better capacity compared to the conventional (and more expensive) options.
BlogsYour main role:ConsultingDevelopingDesigningApplicationWater supplySystem technologyHot & cold waterRegionMiddle-East and AfricaSelect a topic:FeasabilitySafetyAffordability
March 12, 2019

Ensuring quality and comfort at new Montreal condo thanks to AquaRise® and System XFR®

Centrally located in downtown Montreal, close to the Canadian city’s financial district, the TOM Condos are a 40-storey development with 316 units. Ranging in size from 45 m2 to 250 m2, suites are available with one, two or three bedrooms. 
Animations
March 11, 2019

Aliaxis Single Stack Solutions explained

Aliaxis has developed innovative single stack solutions that eliminate the need for a separated vent pipe, allowing customers to save space, costs and installation time and ensure better system performance.