We are delighted to have Niall Rowan, COO of the Association for Specialist Fire Protection, writing the IFP Comment – titled ‘Seeing the whole picture.’ Niall looks at the Grenfell tragedy and comments on the public enquiry and how this will influence the terms of reference for Grenfell Inquiry.

This issue is packed full of in-depth and interesting editorial, from the latest industry news and product announcements as well as technical fire safety feature articles, this issue will not disappoint.

Roy Weghorst looks at the structural and aesthetic role played by insulated panels with his article, ‘Understanding fire performance of insulated panel systems’; Paul Henson reflects on fire safety on building sites with his article ‘Specifying a fire alarm system for a construction site’ Dwayne Sloan discusses the right fire test for the right product in his article ‘It’s fire rated… but is it the right test?’.

With a further fourteen fantastic articles, the NFPA Vision as well as six profiles and five pages of news you can look forward to a magazine designed teach, inform and entertain.

We hope you enjoy this issue.

Building construction is currently the subject of intense scrutiny  with current building standards and fire safety legislation being examined as to its effectiveness and suitability.
Image courtesy of Isabella Mendes.

Magnus Arvidson, Donald P. Bliss, Rupert Coggon, Paul Henson, Richard Hosier, Carl Stephen Patrick Hunter, Mark Knurek, Peter Lackey, Birgit Östman, Jonathan Rawlinson, Phil Reynolds, Niall Rowan, Dwayne Sloan, Andy Walsh, Roy Weghorst.

International Fire Protection is the only international journal dedicated to fire safety, prevention and protection covering every aspect of the passive and active fire protection market. The editorial features are written by industry experts and comprise a unique blend focusing on the latest technology and equipment as well as highlighting sector specific issues from around the world. Regular product and company profiles, events updates and news make IFP the first choice read for fire safety professionals.

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