A call to action

Like many in our industry, my view of the current state of fire protection is largely biased towards the geographic area where I practice my profession. I have always seen the world through the lens of my experience in the…

Change is afoot in international fire detection and it’s positive

Change is afoot in international fire detection and it’s positive There is no question that the fire sector is about to go through a period of significant change, and I firmly believe that this represents a great opportunity for both…

Utilize technology to streamline BIM workflows

BIM (Building Information Modeling) is not a new concept in the Fire Protection industry. Over the past 6 years BIM has become a key term in the preconstruction process, driving trends toward 3D modeling, structured coordination and increased information sharing.…

The fire protection conundrum

Recent events involving high-rise structures around the world, and the inevitable questions these have raised about building regulations, fire testing of materials, materials specification and the installation of partitions, cladding systems, fire doors and several other matters to do with…

Research is the key to success

Almost 20 years ago I was employed as a research scientist at ‘SP Fire Technology’, a department at the Swedish governmental owned research Institute SP. In 2010 we merged with the Norwegian/SINTEF fire laboratory to become ‘SP Fire Research’ and…

Innovation holds the key to the future

‘We can keep on doing things the same as we’ve always done or we can learn from past experiences both good and bad and innovate for future success’  Much has happened within the past few months within the fire sector…

Seeing the whole picture

The Grenfell Tower fire continues as a major focus for all in the fire safety and construction sectors in the UK, as the investigations into the fire and its ramifications seem certain to result in a change in culture in…

What the industry needs now, is qualifications

Everyone seems to be talking about Brexit right now. With the elections coming up on June 8th, and local elections happening as I type (a vote for every key strike), it’s only natural that we are all wondering what will happen…

Building Fire Safety – an Opinion

Being part of and working within the UK fire safety sector is a privilege. It is certainly enjoyable. Meetings and interchanges are measured and polite. Rarely are voices raised; we wait for others to have their say, and listen respectfully;…

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