Yet Another City Centre fire

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Re: Yet Another City Centre fire

Postby hillbilly » Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:23 am

Insurance job??? and it's not even finished!!
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Re: Yet Another City Centre fire

Postby rabmania » Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:53 am

Vinegar Tom wrote:Aye, post away. I would like to see them. I wonder if this has happened as a result of the rush to finish? Last week the building was just about encircled with access platforms. Must have been costing a fortune.


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Re: Yet Another City Centre fire

Postby DavidMcD316 » Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:38 pm

Great photos there!

Despite the fire, it laughable that they say the building will be ready in September!! Be lucky to have it done for the new year.
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Re: Yet Another City Centre fire

Postby SomeRandomBint » Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:35 pm

Cracking pictures!

It's so awful that, just after they'd confirmed they'd only be 2 weeks late on finishing this building, a fire happens and now we don't know HOW long it will take...

My money's on one of the workies leaving a glass gingie bottle out in the sunshine...
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Re: Yet Another City Centre fire

Postby Mori » Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:13 am

Mostly the roof insulation that went on fire, caused by a welding torch, was on the news earlier that it will take a week to assess the full damage.

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Re: Yet Another City Centre fire

Postby Fireman » Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:53 am

Mori wrote:Mostly the roof insulation that went on fire, caused by a welding torch, was on the news earlier that it will take a week to assess the full damage.


Not saying that it wasn't the insulation, but I would have thought an apparently state of the art building in this environmentally aware society that the insulation used would be fire resistant - perhaps the knowledgeable building construction guys would keep me right as I could be wrong in my assumption?
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Re: Yet Another City Centre fire

Postby rabmania » Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:24 am

Fireman wrote:
Mori wrote:Mostly the roof insulation that went on fire, caused by a welding torch, was on the news earlier that it will take a week to assess the full damage.


Not saying that it wasn't the insulation, but I would have thought an apparently state of the art building in this environmentally aware society that the insulation used would be fire resistant - perhaps the knowledgeable building construction guys would keep me right as I could be wrong in my assumption?


There was a smell of burning rubber while I was there, and one of the workmen told me it was a waterproof membrane that was on fire.
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Re: Yet Another City Centre fire

Postby The Egg Man » Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:53 pm

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FIREFIGHTERS have tackled a blaze which broke out in the city's new £842million South Glasgow Hospital.

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/u/news/fi ... 1370875172
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Re: Yet Another City Centre fire

Postby Celyn » Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:49 pm

Oh dear. I suppose it is wrong of me to laugh at the fact that
The fire started in a water tank room...


http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/u/news/fi ... 1370875172

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Re: Yet Another City Centre fire

Postby Bingo Bango » Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:40 am

Generally yeah the insulation should not be combustable, especially on a building of this height.

Traditional build, there should be no combustible materials in the cavity of a traditional building this height - perhaps the reading of the regulations has allowed for something different in the specific construction of this building though.

The photos there show what looks to be Rockwool or similar mineral fibre insulation quilts. They are supposed to be non-combustable and are often used to fire protect partitions etc. Don't know exactly the material though so can't guess.
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Re: Yet Another City Centre fire

Postby RapidAssistant » Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:57 am

Regardless of what caused it, and how - nobody was hurt - lets just hope they can get the construction back on track ASAP so the place actually opens on time!
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Re: Yet Another City Centre fire

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:46 pm

Fire in Merchant City East.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-22951454

Is there anything worth burning in Rogart Street.
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Re: Yet Another City Centre fire

Postby rabmania » Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:52 pm

Dexter St. Clair wrote:Fire in Merchant City East.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-22951454

Is there anything worth burning in Rogart Street.


was walking past it. No Dex, nothing.
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Re: Yet Another City Centre fire

Postby Mori » Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:35 pm

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Probe into 'suspicious' Bridgeton blaze

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Re: Yet Another City Centre fire

Postby bAzTNM » Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:57 am

It might look a small one, but the smoke was everywhere. Sky above Abercromby Street looked rather weird looking for a time there.
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