Friday, March 6, 2009

Installation of Dry Risers in Tiong Bahru Estate

The Notice

Surbana is currently installing dry risers at Block 78 Guan Chuan Street, Moh Guan Terrace , Yong Siak Street, Block 79 & Block 80 Chay Yan Street.

It seems that only these blocks will be fitted with the dry riser as these are the only blocks within the Tiong Bahru Estate that has five levels.

The other blocks seems safe for the time being.

I think no one really has any issues with this added fire safety measures.

The only ones who might have issues are probably the affected shops as the red pipes run right across their signage!

The contractor told me they have to align it with the entrance to the upstairs, hence the red pipes are positioned as such.

Personally, I think they should put more thoughts into how these pipes are run, it just spoils the whole facade of the building.

And these pipes will also collect dust over time and the bright red will eventually become a dull red in time to come.

Any architect out there who might have some suggestions?

The bright red pipes run across the shop front

The pipes have to be aligned with the entrance

The shop's signage is blocked

The dry riser running through all levels inside the buildings

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