Engr. Abdulkadir Abdullahi Kure Ultra-Modern Market Fire Safety Assessment


Authors : Fatemeh Nouban; Nura Yunusa

Volume/Issue : Volume 5 - 2020, Issue 7 - July

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DOI : 10.38124/IJISRT20JUL190

Nigeria has been affected by urban fire incidences especially the markets inferno which has an enormous cost to the businesses. The incidence seems to be yearly occurrences especially Engr. A.A. Kure UltraModern Market fire outbreak which began in 2014 and repeatedly continues every year which disrupts the market activities and causes environmental hazard such as pollution. The incidence occurrence is likely perceived to be connected to the lack of following due building process or fire safety regulation procedures during the market construction. In recognizing that some certain responses needed to prevent or curtail the reoccurrences of fire incidences, the study evaluates Engr. Abdulkadir Abdullahi Kure Ultra-Modern Market fire safety by considering mitigation or prevention regulations. Based on the 2019 updated England Building Regulations, the study assessed the Engr. Abdulkadir Abdullahi Kure Ultra-Modern Market fire safety using observable and measurable criteria such as means of warning and fire protection devices, internal and external fire spreading, fireresisting doors and fire service facilities and layout accessibility. The study revealed the drawback in legislating the fire safety regulations in the country. The regulatory bodies responsible for construction control and regulations should ensure the compliances with fire safety regulation to prevent further loss of resources and human lives in the country. The study, however, recommended that construction regulations agencies in the country need to use some set of safety indicators, as shown in the study, to evaluate the fire safety of any construction work.

Keywords : Fire Safety, Market Fire, Fire Incidence, Construction Regulation, Nigeria.

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