Cosentino Group is a global company that produces and distributes high value innovative surfaces for the world of design and architecture. Cosentino Group currently distributes its products and brands to more than 80 countries, directly controlling and managing its facilities from its 1M sq. headquarters in Almería (Spain). The multinational has 7 factories (6 in Almería -Spain- and 1 in Brazil); 2 distribution hubs in the USA, and over 90 Cosentino Centres around the world. 90% of the Group’s turnover is generated by its international markets. Cosentino has more than 3800 employees around the world from 32 different countries.
JVVA has carried out a holistic fire safety study in several buildings of the group, consisting of several different industrial areas, all of them connected due to the required activity (Silo, packaging, production, storage). We justified that the existing smoke control systems were adequate to provide safe evacuation from the plant, we also justified extended travel distances in some part of the plant. All of this with the use of a performance-based design approached and advanced simulations.