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Active fire safety measures in the heritage timber buildings in Malaysia

Salleh, Nurul Hamiruddin and Mohtar, Mohd Alif Wajdi (2020) Active fire safety measures in the heritage timber buildings in Malaysia. Planning Malaysia, 18 (2). pp. 37-46. ISSN 1675-6215 E-ISSN 0128-0945

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Abstract

Malaysia has a significant amount of heritage timber buildings located in every part of the country. The buildings symbolised the origin of the country’s vernacular architectural style as well as the historical representation of the local community culture and its surrounding context. However, due to the combustible nature of timber, these heritage timber buildings are highly exposed to the risks of fire. Currently, there are no proper fire safety guidelines specifically for heritage buildings which can act as a good reference for the building owners or conservators in safeguarding the heritage buildings. The purpose of this study is to identify existing active fire safety measures in selected heritage timber buildings in Malaysia. The study was conducted through literature findings and observation of four selected heritage timber buildings. The study had identified that all four heritage timber buildings were equipped with very basic active fire safety measures.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3305/80426
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fire Safety, Fire Risk, Heritage Buildings, Heritage Timber Buildings, Preservation
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA1 General > NA105 Preservation and restoration of architecture monument
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Architecture
Depositing User: Dr Nurul Hamiruddin Salleh
Date Deposited: 14 May 2020 13:11
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2021 17:35
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/80426

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