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The frequency of uncontrolled fire exposure in engineered buildings is low due primarily to the effectiveness of fire sprinkler systems. However, certain events and/or circumstances may result in uncontrolled fire exposure that may affect a building’s structural system. During such extraordinary events, heating of structural

Expert industry training provider, Exova BM TRADA, will be re-running its popular free Fire Protection Measures training programme during 2016. The format includes a number of short seminars over a half day which provides participants with critical guidance on how to meet the requirements of the

Suspended ceilings – or false ceilings as they are sometimes referred to – are a common sight in both commercial and industrial settings across the globe. This article addresses the unique fire protection challenges they can pose, explaining the safety threats, and technological solutions. Suspended ceilings

Today, there are a large variety of complex fire suppression systems available on the market. From traditional water-based sprinkler systems, the simplest and most widely used, to CO2, chemical and inert gas systems; each technology has unique advantages and disadvantages depending on hazard application. After an

Large scale construction projects present significant challenges, and one aspect which should be considered during the early design and construction stages is adequate protection against fire risk. In subterranean and tunnel applications, selecting the right fire protection solution presents a specific challenge in terms of

Easy-to-install solution provides flexible fire protection. Engineers’ firestop designs may not turn heads in a commercial building project, but it can be what saves lives. Now with 3M™ Interam™ Endothermic Mat (E-Mat), they can easily design for a broad range of applications providing flexible, full-envelope fire