‘Sheer luck’ fire hit car park still standing

New Civil Engineer magazine has published an article regarding the Liverpool Echo Arena car park fire, which destroyed 1,300 vehicles on New Year’s Eve.

Mosen Ltd’s managing director Fathi Tarada said that large parts of the reinforced concrete structure appeared to have spalled off, leaving large areas of reinforcement exposed and a highly weakened, failed structure. Better drainage facilities with flame traps for the split hydrocarbons may have reduced the extent of the damage.