Why Fire Compartmentation Saves Lives

The tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire on 14th June 2017 could have been avoided if the external cladding had not used aluminium as its primary material. Aluminium has high conductivity; its presence aided the trajectory of the fire from one storey of the building to another, and through the windows. As a result, fire compartmentation at Grenfell was fatally breached and lives were lost.