IKEA, Tampines mall - smoke extract ductwork for large retail outlet
The unique design of the sprawling new IKEA retail outlet in Tampines mall meant thousands of square metres of smoke extract ductwork had to be attached onto the steel roof. Flamebar BW11 was chosen to meet the fire protection consultants' and structural engineers' requirement for lightweight smoke extract ductwork - the system is about 12kg lighter than alternatives.
Installed at a height in excess of 15 meters, the smoke extract ductwork had to be cost-effective and as maintenance-free as possible - Tampines mall is open all year round, with few days available to shut down. For the new IKEA retail outlet, the Flamebar BW11 system provides the perfect solution - the smoke extract ductwork is moisture and impact resistant, preassembled before installation, and inspection can be carried out by qualified consultants on ground level without closing the mall.