Fire detection vitally important in high-rise buildings

The Limassol Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (LCCI) constant interest in the construction industry was highlighted by LCCI President Costas Galatariotis, who addressed a conference on fire detection and fire safety on buildings consisting of blocs of flats.

Mr. Galatariotis noted that the construction industry, especially in Limassol, has been doing quite well of late, with impressive new buildings catering to housing or office space needs. Such buildings are commensurate with demand and have a positive contribution to our economy in general. However, he continued, there are certain issues with running buildings consisting of blocs of flats, in that there is often non-compliance with the payment of common expenses resulting from which there are building that have ended up being in an unacceptable condition. The Chamber has set up a committee addressing this issue, whose ultimate aim is to effect a drastic change in the present state of affairs, whereby all such buildings, whether existing or upcoming, will have to be in a decent condition.

The LCCI pointed out that a lot more important than a decent look is the safety of buildings, an issue that directly touches upon the subject matter of the conference on fire detection and fire safety. The early detection of fire, with the installation of the proper technology is extremely important for the protection of human life first and foremost but also of property and therefore all parties involved in the construction industry should spare no effort doing all that is required to avert the possibility of fire and also for the best and quickest possible fire detection. 

The conference was organized by SP Seuriton, an LCCI member, and featured presentations by experts from Cyprus and abroad.


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