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        Fire Safety in High Rises

        The goals of fire safety are clear: protect people, the structure, and the structure's contents. When planning a new building or retrofitting an existing one, it is the responsibility of structural engineers to create a design that will accomplish these goals. Their challenge is to incorporate into the building design a reliable means for evacuation and a system to control the fire's spread in the event that a fire does break out. In this video segment adapted from NOVA, learn how an old technology—fire sprinklers—and new computer systems can work together to help prevent fires large and small from turning modern multi-story buildings into towering infernos.

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