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Understanding the fire resistance of structural steel

Structural steel is one of the most common materials used in building construction, owing to its high strength and ductility. Whilst structural steel is noncombustible, its integrity can be...

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Important regulations for intumescent paint in steel buildings

Structural steel is one of the most commonly used construction materials. Valued for its durability, speed of construction and strength, it is utilised for various structural elements including...

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Understanding the fire-resistance of building materials

A successful passive fire protection strategy involves reviewing construction materials for their ability to inhibit the passage of flames. This ensures the right levels of protection for a building...

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What are fire doors and how do they work?

Fire doors are an integral part of a building’s passive fireproofing plan. They’re used for fire compartmentation –  a process that places physical barriers in strategic areas around a...

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An expert guide to fire protection between floors

In the event of a fire, the spread of flames and smoke must be stopped as quickly as possible. This can be achieved through compartmentation - the application of fire stopping materials to walls,...

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What is the difference between fire protection, prevention and suppression?

Fire protection, prevention, and suppression systems are all fundamental to safeguarding a building from fire. However, some people may be unsure as to how these systems may differ. Rather than using...

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Understanding the fire resistance of concrete

Concrete is one of the most fire-resistant materials available to the construction industry. Under European Standards (EN 13501-1:2007-A1:2009), it’s classified as an A1 material – the highest...

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What are active and passive fire protection systems?

We often define fire protection as safety features we encounter in any building. These features range from alarms and smoke detectors to fire extinguishers and doors. All of these are important to...

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What structural measures can prevent the spread of fire?

Construction projects, be they commercial or residential, must involve fire protection specialists from the outset. This is particularly evident post-Grenfell, and nearly 4 years later investigations...

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