It seems that the world grows a little bit taller with every building we create – especially in places like Dubai, where architecture tends towards the incredibly tall. Making tall structures safe is a science and an art; keeping the architect’s vision intact while exceeding safety standards is the goal.

Not all tall structures in the world are new, though. They’re not all as exclusive and expensive as those in Dubai. Many, especially those in the UK, were built as social housing.

Retroactively assessing and modifying tall buildings could help to prevent tragedies like Grenfell from happening again – even if it’s just making changes to signage and procedures.

Let’s look at the regulations and solutions for fire safety in tall buildings.

High rise skyline