FireCORR 2021 Virtual Conference

Explore the latest trends in passive fire protection (PFP) and corrosion from the experts at the brand-new FireCORR 2021 Virtual Conference. This two-day virtual conference, presented by AMPP (formerly NACE International and SSPC) and the Polish Corrosion Society (Polski Stowarzyszenie…

Putting expertise into bricks and mortar – Siderise launches masonry passive fire protection package

Siderise has launched a suite of new passive fire protection products specifically engineered for masonry facades, making it easy for specifiers and developers to choose the right protection for their buildings. Designed to meet the specific construction challenges and requirements…

The fall and rise of the GRP composite fire door

It’s been a challenging time for the GRP composite fire-door industry. Issues with consistent fire-resistant performance have been a catalyst for change – robust testing, third-party certification and transparency in the supply chain.  During the post-Grenfell investigation, two undamaged flat…

Intumescent materials – the vital technology in passive fire protection systems

They remain inert in normal conditions but expand to many times their dormant size to seal critical gaps around doors, glass, ironmongery and service penetrations when the worst happens. This feature explains the application and characteristics of these key materials.…

Take an active approach to passive fire protection with Sika

Leading speciality chemical manufacturer Sika Limited is helping specifiers contain and control the spread of fire with its high-performance passive fire-protection products for linear and penetration seals. Sika’s passive fire-protection range has been specifically developed to restore the fire resistance…

Fire safety: building services penetrations
Fire safety, competency and the way we build post-Grenfell has become a major industry focus. With specifiers under increasing pressure to ensure fire compartmentation is maintained, this feature looks at the design, specification and installation of building services penetrations through…
Get active about passive fire protection

This article looks at the importance of passive fire protection within a building’s fire-safety strategy and what architects and designers need to consider when it comes to choosing a supplier for firestopping solutions. Effective passive fire protection (PFP) is a…

Hempel launches new passive fire protection coating to safeguard civil steel structures

World leading coatings manufacturer Hempel’s new generation fire-protection coating – Hempafire Optima 500 – is specifically designed to improve the productivity of passive fire protection (PFP) coating applications. It achieves this by reducing the number of coats required and the…

Perimeter sealing around fire doors

The fire door is a highly engineered construction product that when assembled and installed correctly plays a vital and integral part of the fire strategy within any building. Whilst providing and maintaining fire performance, exterior pedestrian fire doors have to…

Fire door glazing – how to embrace the challenge

Glass is an increasingly popular construction material. It maximises the use of natural light and helps to create a feeling of space. In high-footfall areas, glass can enhance visibility immensely – often desirable for safety reasons. The benefits are clear…

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